Bindi Vora is a British-Indian contemporary photographic artist, curator and lecturer. Her practice utilizes various analogue processes, often taking inspiration from her everyday surroundings, which include her personal archive.
Vora's work teases out subtle marks and pigments within the materials she uses, such as negatives and photographic paper; the results often create vast spaces of colour, light and subtle detail that contemplate ideas of perception and representation of the photographic print. She is interested in the way materials or ephemera can be reused or recycled to create new narratives but can be traced back to other works, almost like interconnected tissues.
Since graduating in 2013 from the University of Westminster with a BA (Hons) in Photographic Arts, her works have been exhibited in a number of thematic exhibitions in the United Kingdom and across the world including The Photographers' Gallery (UK); Yinka Shonibare's Guest Projects (UK); 180 The Strand (UK); Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood (UK); Phoenix Gallery (UK); Cultural Centre of Belgrade (RS); Benaki Museum (GR); Art Stage, (SG); amongst others. Her works have been published in PYLOT, Capricious Magazine and Loose Associations, and has appeared on various websites including I Heart Women, Hyperallergic, A Corner With; being named as one to watch by The Wick Culture in 2021. In 2019, she was commissioned to a create a new work by the Hospital Rooms on behalf of the NHS Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit in Exeter. Her series Mountain of Salt (2020-21) initiated during the Covid-19 pandemic was exhibited at Bugis MTR station as part of the Singapore International Photography Festival, is currently on display as part of Format International Photography Festival and will be displayed as part of an exhibition titled 'Looking Back, Looking Forward' organised by Imperial Health Charity.
Vora's self-published artist book In the blue light we failed. (2014), has been acquired by The Women's Art Library at Goldsmith's University (UK), Franklin Furnace Artist Book Collection / Museum of Modern Art (US), Self-Publish Be Happy at Maison Européenne de la Photographie (FR), amongst others. Her photographic works are included in the public art collection of the Imperial Health Charity (UK) and The Hyman Collection (UK) alongside a number of private collections across the world. She lives and works in London, UK.