PARTICIPANT / Mahavir Singh Bisht

  • Name Mahavir Singh Bisht
  • Country India

Mahavir Singh Bisht is a Documentary Photographer, Writer & Editor with extensive

experience in Development Sector. He graduated from AJK MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia,

New Delhi, and is the Founder and Co-Editor for Kihrkee Voice/ Khirkee Awaaz, a

Community Arts initiative in the form of a bi-lingual quarterly newspaper supported by

Khoj International Artists’ Association, New Delhi. He is currently involved in developing

‘India in Photobook’ an Independent Project that examines the form of the Photobook

through exhibitions, workshops and other programs. He is a visiting faculty of

Development Journalism and Visual Storytelling at AJK MCRC Jamia Millia Islamia &

Pearl Academy, Delhi.


2020 Constitution at 70, Jawahar Bhawan, Delhi, Curated by Ram Rahman & Aban Raza

2020 CAA/ NRC Public exhibition, Jamia Millia Islamia, outside campus

2020 SAHMAT memorial exhibition, curated by Ram Rahman

2019 The Spirit of Africa Festival, Akshara Theatre Complex, curated by The P[ART]icle


2018 Focal Point, Sharjah Art Foundation, Annual Art Book fair, Sharjah

2018 ‘Public Pedagogy As Arts Practice, Khoj, curated by Vidisha Saini

2018 ‘Mitti Ke Laal’, SAHMAT, Constitution Club of India

2017 ‘Khirkee Voice Newsroom’ at Khirkee Festival, Khoj International Artists Association

2014 ‘Click Rights’, CRY, Public exhibition at various locations, New Delhi, India

2013 ‘Click Rights’, CRY, Ojas Art Gallery, New Delhi, India


2017 ‘Khirkee Voice Newsroom’ at Khirkee Festival, Khoj International Artists’ Association

2016 Public exhibition for Save The Children NGO, Mandi House Metro Station, New Delhi

2014 ‘Click Rights’ exhibition for CRY NGO at various locations, New Delhi


2020 Panel Discussion, Arts 4 Good Fellowship, moderated by Kriti Sood, Organised by

Singapore International Foundation & Nalandaway Foundation

2019 Khirkee Voice/ Khirkee Awaaz: A Public Art Intervention, Presentation by Malini Kochupillai & Mahavir Singh Bisht on Khirkee Voice to students of the School of Social Design, Ambedkar University

2019 Social Practice in Contemporary Art, Panel discussion at The Forum, part of the India Art Fair 2019 programming

2019 Khirkee Voice longlisted for Visible Art Award, USA

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