Pradeep Dalal is an artist and writer. His work was recently included in the exhibitions "Stories in the Social Landscape" at ICP, "Strange Invitation" at Franklin Street Works in Stamford, CT, "Picturing Parallax: Photography and Video from the South Asian Diaspora" in San Francisco and "Exchanging Glances" at Chatterjee & Lal in Mumbai, as well as: "Vision is Elastic. Thought is Elastic" at Murray Guy and "Fifty Artists Photograph the Future" at Higher Pictures. Pradeep has also exhibited at the Herter Art Gallery in Amherst, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art in Newark, TART in San Francisco, and Orchard and PS122 Gallery in New York. His photographic work is included in Blind Spot 43. Pradeep's essay "A Bifocal Frame of Reference" was included in Western Artists and India (Thames and Hudson, 2013). He is a recipient of the Tierney Fellowship, and holds an MFA from ICP/Bard College and a MArch from MIT. He is on the faculty at the International Center of Photography and the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, and directs the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program.

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Bidar, India (Tomb of Ali Barid), 2007

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The exquisite geometric order of domes, arches, courtyards, and intricate ornamentation of a 15th century fort near the city of Hyderabad is photographed in spontaneous, snapshot-like images and then assembled with architectural guidebook-style views of the same monuments. I examine my narrow attitude as a young architecture student in the 1980's, when pre-modern sites like this fort at Bidar were of no interest whatsoever.

Bidar, India (Tomb of Ali Barid II), 2007
Bidar (Ahmed Shah Wali's Tomb), 2007