About

Dhruv Malhotra (b.1985) grew up in Jaipur. He majored in Economics from Mumbai University in 2006. Being chronically unable to sleep at night, he wanders the streets with his Mamiya 6x7 and a sturdy tripod. His work focuses on urban areas and cities at night and engages with issues of progress, modernity and the otherworldly.


Solo Exhibitions:
Photoink, New Delhi, 2010 - Noida Soliloquy
Photoink, New Delhi, 2013 - Sleepers
Chatterjee & Lal, Bombay, 2013 - Selection from Noida Soliloquy & Sleepers
Photoink, New Delhi, 2015 - After Party

Group Exhibitions:
Festival International de Mode et de Photographie; Hyeres, France, 2010
New Ways of Looking at the Brighton Photo Biennial 2010, Curated by Martin Parr, UK
Skoda Award Show, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, 2011
New Work – New Releases, Dumbo, New York Photo Festival, New York, 2011
The Matter Within, Curated by Bettie Sue Hertz, Y.B.C.A. San Francisco, USA 2011-12
Transitions: Urban Studies, Curated by Deepak Ananth, at The British School in Rome, 2012
Letters to Olana, New York Public Library, New York, 2012
City Dwellers – Contemporary Art from India – Collection of Sanjay Parthasarathy and Malini Balakrishnan, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA, 2014
Off Festival Bratislava, Curated by Zuzana Lapitkova, Bratislava, Slovakia 2014

Collections:
PIER 24, San Francisco, USA
Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, India
Collection of Sanjay Parthasarathy and Malini Balakrishnan, Seattle, USA

Awards:
Selected, World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass, 2012
SVA Photoglobal NYC Residency Award at Hyeres Festival, France, 2010
Selected, Hyeres Festival, France, 2010

Residencies:
Photoglobal Residency at School of Visual Arts, New York City USA 2010-11
TAJ Residency & SKI Projects, Bangalore India 2013
Artist in Residence, Studio Das Weisse Haus, Vienna Austria 2014

Print Publications:
OjodePez Spain 2009
Platform India 2010
Motherland India 2011
De Standaard Belgium 2011
Photo+ South Korea 2011
New Statesman United Kingdon 2011
Internazionale Rome 2012
Citycsapes South Africa 2012
Domus India 2013
Harper’s Magazine USA 2013
Espoarte Italy 2013
Numéro France 2014

Online Interviews:
Joerg Colberg - Conscientious
Paul Moakley - Time Lightbox
Rosalyn D'Mello - ArtInfo India