Nandita Raman is from Benaras (India) and works with a range of media including photography, video, drawing, and language.
Raman’s work has been exhibited at George Eastman Museum, Museum of Moving Images, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University and Columbia University. She has curated group exhibitions in New York and Varanasi. Her work has been written about in the New York Times, British Journal of Photography, the Hindu; and published in MIT Press’s Performance Art Journal, and the Documenta 14 volume South as a State of Mind. She has been a resident at Baxter St Camera Club of New York, and a recipient of Alkazi Foundation’s Documentary Photography Grant. Nandita earned an MFA from the Bard College-International Center of Photography. and teaches photography at SUNY Purchase College.
"Using my body as a device, Body Is a Situation re-looks at the city of Varanasi (Benares) in India, which features prominently in the mystique and map of the East. Through drawings, etchings, photographs, and text, this work examines tropes of representation in the colonial gaze while relying on the body for awareness of place, culture, politics, and history. "
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