Sohrab Hura


Opens Oct 10

  • Upcoming
  • Exhibition

Sohrab Hura. The Coast. 2020. Video: color, 17 min 27 sec. Courtesy the artist and Experimenter, Kolkata and Mumbai

The first US survey of artist Sohrab Hura (Indian, b. 1981) showcases more than fifty works from the last two decades of his experimental practice. Sohrab Hura: Mother weaves together bodies of work across photography, film, sound, drawing, painting, and text that have never before been shown together. Renowned for capturing remarkable everyday moments that give form to systemic political forces, Hura brings into focus colonially imposed borders, the trauma of partition, and the changing ecosystem of the Indian subcontinent. This survey includes a selection of key works such as Pati (2010), a film that explores the rural Indian region of Madhya Pradesh and its role in the movement to pass the 2005 National Rural Employment Guarantee Act; The Coast (2019), a book project, series of photographs, and film that use India’s coastline as a lens to examine the nation’s changing politics; and a selection of pastel drawings and gouache paintings from Things Felt But Not Quite Expressed (2022–ongoing) and Ghosts in My Sleep (2023–ongoing), his new series depicting familial memories both experienced and imagined. Through cathartic strategies of personal and political introspection, the exhibition traces Hura’s shifting existential concerns around the ethics of image-making as a documentary act.

Sohrab Hura (Indian, b. 1981) is a photographer and filmmaker who lives and works in New Delhi, India. Recent solo and group exhibitions have been presented at Huis Marseille Museum for Photography, Amsterdam; Liverpool Biennial 2021; Kunstmuseum Bonn; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge; and the Cincinnati Art Museum. His films have been shown in film festivals such as the Berlin International Film Festival and the 66th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. Hura has self-published five books under the imprint Ugly Dog. His work is in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Ishara Art Foundation, Dubai; and the Cincinnati Art Museum, among others.


October 10, 2024




22-25 Jackson Avenue Queens, NY 11101


The exhibition is organized by Ruba Katrib, Curator and Director of Curatorial Affairs, MoMA PS1, with Sheldon Gooch, Curatorial Assistant, MoMA PS1.


Major support is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.