Dhruv Malhotra

Dhruv Malhotra (b.1985) grew up in Jaipur. He majored in Economics but decided to pursue life as a photographer. Being chronically unable to sleep at night, he wanders the streets with his Mamiya 6×7 and a tripod. His work focuses on urban areas and cities at night and engages with issues of progress, modernity and the otherworldly.
Solo exhibitions include Noida Soliloquy at Photoink, New Delhi (2010), Sleepers in the exhibition, New Ways of Looking, curated by Martin Parr at the Brighton Photo Biennial, UK (2010), Sleepers at Photoink, New Delhi (2012) and After Party at Photoink, New Delhi (2015). Group exhibitions include the Hyères Festival, France (2010), The Matter Within at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco (2011), Urban Landscapes – Indian case Studies curated by Deepak Ananth at The British School at Rome, Rome (2012), the New York Public Library (NY, USA), OFF Festival Bratislava (Slovakia) and The Seattle Art Museum (Seattle, USA).
His works reside in the private collection of PIER 24, (San Francisco, USA), Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, (New Delhi, India) and the Collection of Sanjay Parthasarathy and Malini Balakrishnan (Seattle, USA).He was Artist in Residence at the School of Visual Arts, (New York, USA) in 2010-2011 and at Studio Das Weisse Haus (Vienna, Austria) in 2014.