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Multidisciplinary artist Sohrab Hura works fluidly with the mediums of film, photography, drawing, sound and text, examining his relationship with the constantly shifting and disorienting world in which he exists. Employing an experimental approach, he focuses on social issues, family dynamics and identity.

Recent exhibitions of his work include Sohrab Hura: Half-Moving at International Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Making Waves: A New Generation of Indian Independent Filmmakers, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York (2022); Spill, Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography, Amsterdam (2021); Liverpool Biennial (2021); Videonale, Kunstmuseum Bonn (2019, 2021); Companion Pieces: New Photography, MoMA, New York (2020); Homelands: Art from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK (2019); and The Levee: A Photographer in the American South, Cincinnati Art Museum (2019). The exhibition Growing Like A Tree, Ishara Art Foundation, Dubai (2021), marked his inaugural curatorial project, and a second iteration of the exhibition, Static In The Air, opened at the Ishara Art Foundation later in the same year.

His film Bittersweet (2019) was awarded the Principal Prize of the International Jury, 66th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany (2020), and The Lost Head & The Bird (2017) won the North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) Award, 64th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (2018). Hura has self-published five books under the imprint UGLY DOG. His book The Coast (2019) was named PhotoBook of the Year, Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards (2019).

Hura’s work can be found in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York; Ishara Art Foundation, Dubai; Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi; Cincinnati Art Museum; and other private and public collections.

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