2018 Infinity Award: Artist’s Book — Dayanita Singh, Museum Bhavan (Steidl)


Dayanita Singh is an artist. Her medium is photography and the book is her primary form. She was born in 1961 in New Delhi. She studied visual communication at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad and documentary photography at the International Center of Photography in New York. She has published twelve books: Zakir Hussain (1986), Myself,Mona Ahmed (2001), Privacy (2003), Chairs (2005), Go Away Closer (2007), Sent a Letter (2008), Blue Book (2009), Dream Villa (2010), Dayanita Singh (2010), House of Love (2011), File Room (2013), and Museum of Chance (2014). Her works have been shown in solo exhibitions at the MMK, Frankfurt (2014), Art Institute of Chicago (2014), the Hayward Gallery, London (2013), Frith Street Gallery, London (2012), and the Mapfre Foundation, Madrid (2010). She has also shown in the 2nd Kochi Biennale (2014), at the German Pavillion in the Venice Biennale (2013), at the Fourth Guangzhou Triennial, as part of ILLUMInations at the 54th Venice Biennale (2011), and at Manifesta 7 (2008).