Sunil Shah is an artist and curator based in Oxford, UK. He is interested in the politics of photographic representation and conceptual post-documentary practices with relation to history, memory and identity. He is recipient of Magnum Photos, Photographers Gallery and Source Magazine graduate awards and has received curating mentorships from Brighton Photo Fringe, Autograph ABP and with the Royal College of Art/Inspires Curating Conversations programme. He is a writer on Photography and Associate Editor of American Suburb X online photography and visual culture platform.
His work has been shown at the Photographers Gallery and at Brighton Photo Fringe and his first solo show, Uganda Stories was held at the New Art Exchange, Nottingham in 2015. He has curated several shows including Making Home at the Royal Geographic Society, Max Colson: Virtual Control – Security and the Urban Imagination at RIBA and Open ’13 at Phoenix Arts during Brighton Photo Fringe 2013 where he acted as co-curator. He has published several essays with American Suburb X, London Photography Diary and Photomonitor online platforms and is co-editor of the Doh Mix Meh Up exhibition catalogue with Jane Garnett of Oxford University and the Oxford Diasporas Programme. He has recently completed an artist commission on social engagement at the New Art Exchange, Nottingham co-curating the show ‘a rebel scene’.
He holds a first class degree in Photography from the University of Westminster and is currently undertaking an MA in History of Art at Birkbeck College, University of London.