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Aparna Nori (b.1975) is a photographer and visual artist based between Singapore and Bangalore, India. Aparna draws upon personal memory to have a dialogue with the quotidian. Her response is articulated through a range of mediums including alternative photographic processes, installations, video, digital photography and the book form.


Aparna is a member of Women Photograph.


As a pedagogic extension to her practice, she continues to facilitate workshops to teach photography, bookmaking and alternative photographic processes.



2022        ‘Memory is my Sixth Sense’, Objectifs Center for Film and Photography, Singapore. 

2021        Unsealed Chamber: The Transient Image’, Galerie Romain Rolland, New Delhi.

2020        ‘Being in a State of Salax’, Studio Kānike, Bangalore.

2020        ‘Self Portrait for Deitta’, Deitta Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar. 

2019        ‘Mettle’ Gallery Katte, Bangalore.  

2015        ‘Portraits of the City’, Vismaya Art Gallery, Bangalore.


Art Book Fairs

2022        Sharjah Art Book Fair (Sharjah), Rencontres d’Arles (France), Miss Read Festival (Berlin), Fanzineist Vienna, Singapore Art Book Fair                       (Singapore), Bombay Underground Festival (Mumbai), Singapore International Photo Festival (Singapore), 'Play' Zine Festival                               (Bangalore), IFBE (Mumbai).



2023        Runners Up, Alkazi Foundation Photobook Grant 2023, for the artist prototype of ‘How To Climb a Tree’.

2021        Pandemic as Portal Grant, 1 Shanti Road Gallery (collective grant with my artist colleagues at Kānike, Bangalore).

2020        Sahapedia Frames Photography Grant.


Workshops & Residencies

2023        Reading Photographs with artist Rola Khayyat, T:>Works, Singapore.

2022        Women in Film and Photography Residency, Objectifs Center for Film and Photography, Singapore. 

2022        Photobook as an Object workshop with Yumi Goto at Jakarta International Photo Festival, Jakarta.

2021        Knots & Crossings- Exploring Post humanist approaches, Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (FICA). 

2019        Shortlisted for ‘Reimagining the Family Portrait’ Residency with artist Martine Feugeron, Chennai Photo Biennale.

2018        Building and Editing narratives with Magnum photographer Sohrab Hura, Experimenter Learning Program, Kolkata.


Press/ Publications

2023        Between the Sheets, an interview with Jojo Library on the artist book '24 Slides'. 

2023        Sub:version, Academic Journal of RV College of Architecture.

2022        To Forget To Remember, Hākārā Journal. 

2021        Sahapedia Journal. 

Select Clients

MIT Technology Review/ Harvard Alumni Bulletin/ John Doe/ Lonely Planet magazine/ Forbes India/ Condenast Traveler/ Phantom Ideas/ GQ India/ Veeville Consulting/ TravelPlus Magazine/ Magna Publishing/ Open magazine among others.

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