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About Chandan Gomes

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Chandan Gomes studied Philosophy at St. Stephen’s College in Delhi, India. Themes of beauty, imitation, and abandonment interest him as an artist. Chandan is the recipient of the India Habitat Centre Fellowship for Photography in 2011, an Oslo University Scholarship to participate in Chobi Mela in 2012, the Neel Dongre Award in Photography in 2013, the Foto Visura Spotlight Grant in 2014, and the INK Fellowship in 2016. He was nominated for the Prix Pictet Award in 2015 and the Sovereign Asia Art Prize in 2018.

His first solo exhibition, Promise of Beauty, was held at PHOTOINK in 2015. His artist book, This World of Dew, published by PHOTOINK, was released in 2015 and went on to garner critical acclaim. This World of Dew has been shown at the Benaki Museum, Athens, Parc Des Ateliers, Arles, and Zeytinburnu International Photography Festival, Istanbul, amongst other places. His photo essay “There are things I call home” was on view at the Asia Society Center in Houston, Texas as part of FotoFest 2018 Biennale. He exhibited his latest body of work at Les Recontres d’Arles in July, 2018 as part of the prestigious New Discovery Award; the exhibition was supported by PHOTOINK. Chandan has also exhibited at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (2018).

A page from This World of Dew by Chandan Gomes.
Gomes speaking about his bookmaking at a TedX conference.

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