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Kiran Ambwani

Artasiam, Kiran Ambwani, artist profile picture, Asian art, Asian artist, Asian contemporary art

About the Artist

Passionate about people, the spaces they create and inhabit, their lifestyle, and the arts, Kiran Ambwani is a documentary, portrait and fine arts photographer based in Montreal. Kiran's academic background in anthropology and environment, and her numerous travels, has cultivated an interest in social, cultural and environmental issues. She has collaborated on several humanitarian projects with non-profits and has recently been working on cultural mediation and photovoice projects to share her passion for photography with others. Born in India, Kiran is a graduate of McGill University and the Dawson Institute of Photography in Montreal. Apart from publishing her images, she has participated in several group and solo exhibitions of her personal work in Canada, Japan, India and Nepal.

Medium: Photography

Artasiam, Kiran Ambwani, artist statement, Asian art, Asian contemporary art, Asian artist

Artist Statement

'Stairway to Heaven' is a photographic series which explores the aesthetics of the geometric structures of the 'Jantar Mantar' astronomical observatories in India. Combining religion, science and art, these magnificent monuments are a mesmerizing part of India's cultural heritage. Fascinated by the forms and textures of these ancient structures constructed to probe the universe, I have visited the observatories in Jaipur and Delhi.

As a visual storyteller, I aim to capture places, moments & experiences, and to visually share these instances, perspectives, and stories with my audiences. My mission is to take the viewer on a journey, whether to visit a remote community through my documentary work, or to another universe with my more abstract images.