Charmi Gada Shah
Charmi Gada Shah (b.1980, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India) holds a Masters degree in Fine Art from the Chelsea College of Art, London in 2004 and a BFA from the L.S Raheja School of Art in 2002.
Charmi’s first solo show was at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2013. She has exhibited at various venues including the Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, 2011, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2011, Prague Biennale 5, 2011, and Art Gwangju, Korea, 2010. Her other shows include Aesthetic Bind curated by Geeta Kapoor, Relative Visa by Bose Krishnamachari, Midnights Grandchildren curated by Girish Shahane, Off the Record: Mediations on the Photographic Image curated by Vidya Shivadas, Ideas Travel faster than light curated by Jason Miranda Bilbao, and The construction of Loss curated by Himali Singh Soin.
Charmi’s practice engages with the passage of time and the subsequent shifts that have occurred in the meaning and function of architecture. She often works with built spaces that are abandoned, neglected or in a state of disuse. By revisiting them and building or innovating on their outlines, Charmi often draws attention back to these spaces and their disjuncture in time and space. Employing different media, including drawing, sculpture, photography, film, and architecture, she formulates a network of correlations that play on notions of memory, destruction and conservation. The installations become repositories of documentation, fiction, and mimesis.
Charmi lives and works in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India