Clare Arni, born in the United Kingdom, but has lived her life in India, especially in Bengaluru. Her photographic work covers the built environment and travel, social documentation and cultural heritage covering India and other countries such as Peru, Afghanistan, and Myanmar.
Her solo exhibitions cover a range of subjects such as documentation of the lives of marginalized communities and disappearing trades of Urban India and done collaborative art projects. Her solo shows are *Dreams and Discontents: Water in the cities of Bangalore*, Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore; *The Festival of Water*, India International Centre, New Delhi; *Disappearing Professions in Urban India*, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore & Chennai & Seagull Gallery, Kolkota; *The Disappearing Professions of Mumbai, Goa and Jaipur*, *Notorious Rowdies*, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore; *The Chikmagalur House*, Dakshinachitra Museum, Chennai; *Notorious Rowdies* & *Anatomy of Stillness*, Tarq Gallery, Mumbai and *Self Reimagined*, Bangalore International Centre, Bangalore.
Some of the noted group shows are *Edge of Desire*, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi travelled to Perth, Australia, New York, California; *Earth Bound*, Kolkota, New Delhi and Bangalore; *Urban Changes*, Mumbai & Hyderabad; *Incite, Transform 080, Contemporary Architecture in Bangalore*, Bangalore & New Delhi; *Click! Contemporary Photography in India*, New Delhi & London; *Chalo!India*, Vienna; *The Empire Strikes Back*, New Delhi and London; *Memorabilia*, Bangalore; *Women in Public Spaces*, Bangalore; *The Habits of Horse*, Western Australia and many more. She has also exhibited internationally at the Essl Musuem, Vienna Austria; Grosvenor Vadehra, London; Bose Pacia, New York; Berkley Museum, California; and in the collection of the Freer & Sackler Gallery at Smithsonian Institute, USA and Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia.
Her work has been published by Thames and Hudson, Phaidon, Dorling Kindersley and Blue Guides and also in magazines such as Tatler, UK; Abitare, Italy; Conde Nast Wallpaper, UK; The Harvard Design Magazine and Indian magazines like Outlook Traveller, Namaste, Better Interiors and Inside Outside and Marg Publications.. Her architectural work includes contributions to books chronicling the works of Charles Correa, B.V. Doshi and Geoffrey Bawa as well as work for reputed architects and builders. She has been the sole photographer for books on Hampi, Architecture of Benaras, Palaces of the Deccan and along the course of the river Kaveri River.
She lives and works in Bangalore, India.
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