Visiting Assistant Professor
Spandita Malik is a visual artist from India. Her work is concerned with the current global socio-political state of affairs with an emphasis on women’s rights and gendered violence. Malik specializes in process based work in photography, recently with photographic surface embroideries and collaborations with women in India. Malik’s work in expanded documentary and social-practice consciously emanates from the idea of decolonising the eye and aesthetic surrounding documentary photography of India.
Malik received her MFA in Photography from Parsons School of Design, where she was awarded the Dean’s Merit Scholarship, Photography Programmatic Scholarship and Graduate Travel Grant Award. She was recently awarded the Firecracker Photographic Grant (2020); South Asian Arts Resiliency Grant (2020) and En Foco Photography Fellowship (2021). Malik was nominated for the Foam Paul Huf Award 2020 and was selected as a finalist for the Aperture Portfolio Prize 2021. She was chosen for Studio Vortex Artist Residency by Antoine d’Agata in Arles, France (2018) ; Baxter St Workspace Residency in New York (2020); Feminist Incubator Residency by Project for Empty Spaces in New Jersey (2020); The Center for Photography at Woodstock Artist in Residency Program, Woodstock, NY (2021) and Bemis Center of Contemporary Arts (2021).
She was also selected for The New York Times Portfolio Review and NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program for Visual & Multidisciplinary Artists. Malik’s work has been featured in Artsy, Art Spiel, Musée Magazine, Harper’s Magazine and Elephant Magazine, she was named ‘Ones to Watch 2020’ by British Journal of Photography. ‘Spandita Malik: Threads of Identity,’ Malik’s solo show opened at the Visual Art Centre of New Jersey in 2021. Her work has been featured internationally in China, France, Germany, India, Italy, New York and New Zealand.