Artist Talk: Spandita Malik

Artist Talk: Spandita Malik

An Art Department. Join via Zoom. Spandita Malik (b. 1995) is a New York-based artist from India. Her work is concerned with the current global socio-political state of affairs with an emphasis on women’s rights and gendered violence. Malik specializes in process based work in photography, recently with photographic surface embroideries and collaborations with women in India. Malik’s work in expanded documentary and social-practice consciously emanates from the idea of decolonising the eye and aesthetic surrounding documentary photography of India. Malik received her MFA in Photography from Parsons School of Design, where she was awarded the Dean’s Merit Scholarship, Photography Programmatic Scholarship and Graduate Travel Grant Award. She was recently awarded the Firecracker Photographic Grant and South Asian Arts Resiliency Grant. She was chosen for Studio Vortex Artist Residency by Antoine d’Agata in Arles, France (2018) ; Baxter St Workspace Residency in New York (2020); Feminist Incubator Residency by Project for Empty Spaces in New Jersey (2020); and The Center for Photography at Woodstock Artist in Residency Program, Woodstock, NY (2021). She is also selected for The New York Times Portfolio Review and NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program for Visual & Multidisciplinary Artists. Malik’s work has been featured in magazines like Musée Magazine and Harper’s Magazine, she was named ‘Ones to Watch 2020’ by British Journal of Photography. Malik has forthcoming solo shows in 2021 at Visual Art Centre of New Jersey, New Jersey and Baxter St, New York. Her work has been featured internationally in China, France, India, Italy, New York and New Zealand.