Sunil Shah is an artist and writer. He is PhD candidate at Central St. Martins, University of the Arts London (UAL) researching art and exhibition histories with a particular focus on Okwui Enwezor’s Documenta11 (2002).
Shah’s work centres on the visual document, photography and the archives with an interest in analysing their role in relation to postcolonial theory, political science and black studies. He is Associate Lecturer at UAL, on BA Photography, MA Photography and MA Photojournalism and Documentary Practice, London College of Communication, London and Associate Lecturer on BA Photography at University of the Creative Arts, Farnham. Since 2015, he has been Associate Editor of American Suburb X online visual culture platform and has made contributions to FOAM Magazine (NL), Source Magazine (UK), The Eyes Magazine (FR) and FOMU Extra (NL).
Artist works, exhibitions, commissions and curatorial projects have been realised with the International Curators Forum, The Photographers Gallery, the Royal Geographic Society, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Modern Art Oxford, Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, the New Art Exchange, Nottingham, Brighton Photo Fringe, Output Gallery and Metal, Liverpool, The Art House Wakefield and at the Venice Biennale in 2017 and 2019.