Sandeep Biswas

Bachelor in Fine Art (BFA),in Applied Art, College of Art New Delhi (l993)

Awards &
Honorable Mention :
Sahitya Kala Parishad Award in the Yuva Mahotsava (l993) for Photography, New Delhi.

All India Award from Alliance Francaise de Delhi in the All India Photo Competition

on the theme Tradition and Modernity in India(l993)

Scholarship Award from All India Fine Art & Craft Society(l997) for Photography.

Honorable Mention in the All India Art Exhibition, by AVANTIKA(A Group of  Indian Contemporary Artists) l998 for Photography

All India Award from All India Fine Art & Craft Society (l999) for Photography


Fellowships:  Japan Foundation Fellowship for photography 2001-2002
                       Photography Fellowship for the year 2005 from Visual Arts Gallery,
                       India Habitat Center, New Delhi


Solo show:
 “REFELCTIONS’ Academy of Fine Art & Literature, New Delhi- April 2003
“REFLECTIONS & BEYOND” Gallery VIART, New Delhi-September 2005


Upcoming Solo Shows: Gallery Rohtas 2, Lahore,Pakistan, November 2006
                                        Visual Arts gallery, India habitat center,New Delhi, June 2007

Group Exhibitions (Photography) :

Yuva Mahotsava by Sahitya Kala Parishad (1991-1992-1993), New Delhi.

Gallery Romain Rolland ,Alliance Francaise de Delhi & Alliance Francaise all over India, Show also traveled to France (1993)

National Exhibition by All India Fine Art & Craft Society(1997&1999)

National Exhibition by Lalit Kala Akademy (1997 & 2004),

New Delhi.National Exhibition by AVANTIKA (A Group of Indian Contemporary Artists) 1998,New Delhi.

Their Story (Delhi from the Eye of an Artist) by Gallery Freedom (l999) New Delhi

999 (A Group Show) by Gallery Vis-à-vis (1999) New Delhi

Confluence 99 by Gallery Vis-à-vis (l999) New Delhi

Vis-à-vis  Radisson Gallery (Hotel Radisson) 1999,New Delhi.

Orissa Forum (In Aid of Orissa Cyclone Relief) at Rabindra Bhavan Galleries (Lalit Kala Akademy) 1999, New Delhi.

999 a group show at gallery Art Inc/Vis-à-vis, New Delhi (May 2000)

Millennial Visions, a group show at gallery Arushi Arts, curated by renowned art critic Mr.Suneet Chopra, New Delhi(Feb 2001)

A Visual Duet(Two Perspectives of India)- A two person show with Japanese Photographer Mikiko Shibahara at Lalit Kala Akademi, organized by Japan Foundation(April 2001)

999 a group show at gallery Vis-à-vis, New Delhi (May 2001)

SIXTHAUGUST, (open space, A VISUAL DIALOGUE) Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings, Graphics & Sculptures in remembrance of  the Hiroshima atom bomb victims at the Garhi Artists Village gallery, New Delhi, August 2002Gangcey a group exhibition of young Indian contemporary artists at the Lionel Wendt Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka(July 2003)

TOUCH – An exhibition of Art against Violence Against Women in collaboration with UNIFEM, South Asia, at Visual art Gallery, India Habitat Center, New Delhi- February2004POLKA ONE, by Gallery Polka, New Delhi- November 2005

National Exhibition by Lalit Kala Akademy 2006, Mumbai

“Call of the wild” a group show of various photographers at the Palm Court gallery, India Habitat Center, New Delhi organized by India Habitat Center & World Wildlife Fund July 2006

 Had two presentations of his work with talk at the Kyoto University of Art & Design, Japan October-November 2001

Slide show at Garhi Artists Village during the SIXTHAUGUST exhibition, August 2002

Slide show of work done in Japan to the Photographers Guild of India members at India International Center in August 2002

Slide presentation at the Institute of Art & Aesthetics, Colombo, Sri Lanka-July 2003

TOUCH- Workshop on Art against Violence against Women, In collaboration with UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT FOR WOMEN (UNIFEM)

Work experience:
Photographs Published in various newspapers & magazines in India & Sweden.
Special feature for “Reflections” in SEKAI Published from Tokyo, Japan & Indian Design & Interiors,New Delhi

Presently working in New Delhi as a Freelance Photographer. Photographed for various clientele including Advertising agencies, Corporate Industry, Magazine’s(ELLE,ELLE DÉCOR, L”OFFICELLE, Design & Interiors etc) , UNICEF, Penguin Books & Oxford University Press etc.

Works in Private Collections in India, England, Germany, France,  Belgium, Sweden, USA, New Zealand high commission, Max New York Life Hospitals & Japan Foundation in New Delhi

Visiting faculty (Photography) with Enterprise Foundation, New Delhi, 1999-2001
Visiting faculty (photography), Wigan & Leigh College, New Delhi 2002-2004
Visiting faculty SKYLINE B SCHOOL ( Mass Communication & Journalism),New Delhi
 Visiting faculty at National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi

External Jury at the Pearl Academy , New Delhi


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Sandeep Biswas

Artist Statement

I am a photographer who grew up in a family of artists.
I have grown up seeing paintings of not only my parents but also of artists from around the world. Paintings with poetic inference always appealed to me ,they expressed the inner world of the artist which interested me the most.
Therefore fine art has had a very strong influence on me. I was always an artist at heart, but it took me a couple of years even after college to find out my medium of comfort.

Initially like all young street photographers I started taking pictures of people & places. This was the influence of photo journalism through books & magazines.

Later I thought that I wasn’t expressing myself as an artist. I was only portraying what I saw rather than what I felt. So from here the struggle of finding myself as an artist with the camera started.


the project ‘beyond reflections’ on which I am working presently is a surreal and graphic depiction of the urban world that I have been photographing. I like my photographs to be surreal along with having a graphic quality. 

I have been working my pictures from the old city of Delhi. Old Delhi is one of the examples of urbanization and commercialization of a traditional city.  This part of the city being the busiest & always crowded, still has some quite corners decaying from its historical past.

There are doors, windows, gates, walls, shutters and even the animals from where I create my images. My work is a pictorial journey. I am capturing images & rearranging them according to my creative sensibilities and understanding of the world around me to form each work.

I am broadening my journey of photography into a more experimental base. I am composing one or more images as each work.  I am creating an abstraction out of reality. A reality which transforms into a surreal interpretation.   

My work becomes a reconstruction from the images that I photograph. Here I repeat or compose one or more images to construct every work. I create work that is thought provoking & visually stimulating. I look for images that normally don’t meet the normal eye and are overlooked by the common eye.

Textures, Colors & abstract forms that are a result of man made structures as well as its decay with time finds me such subjects to work on & reinterpret them with a new visual identity.



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