On the edge of the sea (Installation View)

Atul Bhalla2019

Chennai Photo Biennale

Chennai Photo Biennale
Chennai, India

Atul Bhalla's showcase at Senate House during Chennai Photo Biennale 2019. Atul Bhalla, in his engagement with the eco-politics of water, has been pushing for various thematic links through his multifaceted practice. Primarily using photography, the artist explores histories and associative meanings of sites of everyday living, building narratives through performance and many times using text as well. His own body becomes a vessel in these explorations, as he photographs himself standing, sitting, lying or immersed in these spaces. He is particularly interested in the juncture where history makes itself visible in the present, not in a direct narrative manner but almost sublimely, where history is taken for granted despite its many implications which are in contrast to today’s world view.


  • Title: On the edge of the sea (Installation View)
  • Creator: Atul Bhalla
  • Date Created: 2019
  • Location: Senate House, Chennai
  • Type: Photograph
  • Original Source: Artist Website
  • External Link: See more at Chennai Photo Biennale's website
  • Exhibition title: Labyrinths
  • Exhibition Description: And the world is a complicated irregular network of images and texts in passages and paths.
  • CPB Edition: 2019
  • Artist's biography: Atul Bhalla born in 1964, holds a masters in Fine Arts from School of Art, Northern Illinois University (NIU), Illinois, USA and Bachelor in Fine Arts, College of Art, Delhi University, New Delhi. He is a conceptual artist working with environmental issues, particularly on water, for more than two decades. He lives and works in New Delhi.

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