Anshika Varma is a photographer and curator with an interest in personal, collective and mythical histories. Through her work, Anshika looks at exploring the intricate relationship between memory and object as markers of identity.
Her personal projects have been exhibited through various galleries in India, Italy and New York. She was invited to participate at the Chennai Photo Festival 2016 & 2019, Kochi Biennale 2014, New York Biennale for Contemporary Art 2013, India Art Fair 2012 & 2013 and the Florence Biennial in 2009. Her awards include the “Lorenzo Il Magnifico” award for photography at the Florence Biennale in 2009.
Her works have been published by various National and International media such as Bloomberg Businessweek, The Sunday Guardian, National Geographic, Time Out, Tehelka, The Rolling Stones, Vogue and People Magazine. She has also worked on various book projects with the HCL Foundation, Mahindra Rise, Vodafone Foundation, Roli Books, Hachette Publishing (India), Random House(India) and The Tehelka Foundation.
She is a strong believer in the power behind inclusive education and has conducted art therapy programs for children from challenging social and economic strata. She has also been a part of the photography education workshops for children for the Angkor Photo Festival (2013-Present) and the Delhi PhotoFestival (2013-2015). She has been the Photography curator for the Contemporary Arts Week, New Delhi (2014) and been part of the Festival Secretariat for the Delhi Photo Festival (2013).
In 2018, she founded Offset Projects out of New Delhi, India to explore the various engagements and sociological impact of receiving the world through creative expressions in visual language.