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GRAIN Photographer Talk | Arpita Shah

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Arpita Shah | 25 March 2020 | 6pm

Arpita Shah is a visual artist based in Edinburgh. She works between photography and film, exploring the fields where culture, heritage and identity meet.  Her practice often deals with the experience of shifting cultural identities.  Shah was born in Ahmedabad, Gujarat (India), raised in Saudi Arabia, and is now based in Scotland.  Her work tends to draw from Asian and Eastern mythology, using it both visually and conceptually to explore the issues of cultural displacement in the Asian Diaspora.  She is also co-director of Fòcas Scotland, a photography initiative set up to support emerging photography in Scotland. 
 
Her most recent exhibitions include; Nalini, An Lanntair, Isle of Lewis, Nalini, Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow, Purdah - The Sacred Cloth, Autograph APB, London and Too Rich A Soil at The New Art Gallery Walsall.  
Nalini is an ongoing photographic series about migration, memory and loss. From the ancient Sanskrit, Nalini, meaning ‘lotus plant’, conjures the gendered virtues of purity, fertility, and ‘spontaneous generation’. It is a popular Hindu name for girls. 

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