UZMA MOHSIN uses photography to unravel narratives of people, places and their histories. Her image-making process involves experimenting with abstraction and metaphoric expression to build a conversation around the idea of belonging.

Her works have been exhibited at Galerie Romain Rolland, Alliance Française de Delhi, New Delhi (‘The Surface of Things: Photography in Process’, 2016); at the Chatterjee & Lal Gallery, Mumbai ('Zones of Privacy', 2016); at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, the Japan Foundation, Delhi and Yokahama Civic Gallery, Japan ('Tales & Fables from India & Japan: Animation, Film, Photography', 2015) and at the Forum Schlossplatz, Aarau, Switzerland (‘Asmara. Fluchtpunkt Eritrea’, 2014). 

She was an artist-in-residence at the Working Group Gästeatelier Krone, Aarau, Switzerland in 2011 and at the Centre for Alternative Photography, Goa supported by India Foundation for the Arts in 2012. In 2010, she assisted Martine Franck (Magnum) on a book project, 'Women Changing India' (BNP Paribas and Zubaan Publication).

A graduate from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, she is based in New Delhi.

exhibitions and publications

2016
Surface of Things
A group show at Alliance Française de Delhi
Alliance Française, New Delhi
2016
Zones of privacy
A group show at Chatterjee & Lal gallery
Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai
2015
Tales & Fables from India & Japan: Animation, Film & Photography
A group show organised by the National Institute of Design and The Japan Foundation
Japan Foundation, New Delhi& Yokohama. National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
2015
Abandon
A group show organised by the Gujral Foundation
The Gujral Foundation, New Delhi
2014
Asmara. Fluchtpunkt Eritrea
A group show commissioned by the Forum Schlossplatz
Forum Schlossplatz, Aarau, Switzerland
2014
Fellowship of the Ring
Contributing artist at Fête de la Photo organised by the Embassy of France in India as part of the festival ‘Bonjour India’
Fête de la photo by the Embassy of France in India
2013
Lateral
A group show at Kona, curated by Heidi Fichtner
Kona Gallery, New Delhi
2012
Notes of an Alchemist
A group show, as part of ALTlab photography residency at the Centre for Alternate Photography, Goa supported by India Foundation for the Arts
Goa Center for Alternative photography
2012
Foto Freo
Audio visual projection of young and emerging Indian photographers shown at the Festival opening
Foto Freo, Perth, Australia
2011
Trees Can't Walk
Solo show at the Forum Schlossplatz, as part of residency at the Working Group Gästeatelier Krone, Aarau, Switzerland. Also exhibited at the Cultural Centre, Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi as a part of a group show ‘Imaginaries’ by PIX, a photography quarterly
Working Group Gästeatelier Krone, Aarau, Switzerland
2011
Seven Sisters & the City
Solo show at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on women from the Northeast India as a part of ‘Cultures of Peace - A festival of the Northeast’
India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
2010
Transportraits
An exhibition by Jagori, curated by Gauri Gill, to coincide with the Delhi Declaration on Women's Safety
Alliance Française, New Delhi
2010
Women Changing India
Worked as visual researcher and assisted Martine Franck (Magnum) for a book and a traveling exhibition project on changing role of women in India, which traveled to cities in India and Europe
Zubaan Books
2008
Nine Ways of Looking at a Crisis
A photo feature looking at the Kashmir issue through nine political personalities
Tehelka Newsmagazine
2008
Click! Contemporary Photographers in India
A group show that look at what strategies have been employed by Indian photographers from different generations and what themes hold their interest
Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi