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Kaamna Patel

Kaamna Patel

Adjunct Faculty

Artist, bookmaker, and publisher

Postgraduate Diploma in Aesthetics, Criticism & Theory (2020), Jnanapravaha, Mumbai; BFA Photography (2015), Paris College of Art; BA English Literature (2009), Mumbai University.

Kaamna is a visual artist and bookmaker currently based in Mumbai, her home city. After graduating with a degree in English Literature, she began her career as an assistant to fashion photographer Farrokh Chothia in Mumbai. In 2010 she received a scholarship to study photography at Parsons The New School of Design Paris, now called Paris College of Art, where she is currently the ambassador in Asia, Australia, and the Middle East and a member of the Board.

Kaamna launched her publishing imprint JOJO with her book ‘In Today’s News: Alpha Males Women Power’ in Mumbai in May 2019. JOJO is now present worldwide and has expanded its activities into a photobook library and other peripheral activities related to contemporary lens-based practices, particularly in India.

Exhibitions & Book fairs
Printed Matter Virtual Art book fair with Offset Projects, 2021; Officine Fotografiche Roma, Italy, 2020; India Art Fair, New Delhi, 2020 ; Art Book Depot, Jaipur, 2020 ; Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa, 2019 ; Goa Photo Festival , 2019; Organ-vida International Photography Festival, Zagreb, 2019; Istanbul Photobook Festival, Turkey, 2019; Fotopia Collective Festival, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2019 ; Photobook Week, Aarhus, Denmark, 2019; Photobook festival Ningbo Jiazazhi, Ningbo, China, 2019 ; Photo Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, 2019 ; Photo Espana, Madrid, Spain, 2019; Kasselbuch, Kassel, Germany, 2019; Temples Arles books , Les Rencontres d’Arles , France, 2019; Festival Photographiques Influences Indiennes with BIND, 2018;  Thalassanté , Marseille , 2017 ; Project 88, Mumbai, 2016 ; Photo Kathmandu with BIND library, 2016 ; Les Rencontres photographiques du 10e, Paris,2015 ; Muse Gallery with the Bind Collective, Focus Festival Mumbai, 2015 ; Red, Blue & Yellow, Mumbai, 2014  Espace Barrell, Paris ,2014 ; The Art Loft, Mumbai, 2013 ; Galerie Eof, Paris, 2013 ; Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Mumbai , 2009

www.kaamna.com / www.editionsjojo.com