Dayanita Singh, Museum of Shedding, 2016 (installation view, Off the Wall, SFMOMA, 2021); courtesy the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London; © Dayanita Singh; photo: Katherine Du Tiel
Online Event

Artist Talk: Dayanita Singh

Related Exhibition Off the Wall


Free with RSVP

Live captioning will be provided for this event.

Join us for a live talk with artist Dayanita Singh, whose work is currently on view in Off the Wall (Floor 3, through Aug 22). This exhibition features five contemporary artists who break the confines of the picture frame in various ways: by transforming photographs into sculpture, including them in complex installations, projecting them onto surfaces, or even creating custom furniture for their display. In Museum of Shedding (2016), Singh playfully disrupts expectations by showing her photographs in her own “portable museum,” a wooden structure that can be reconfigured to display images in a method she calls “photo-architecture.”

Singh will be in conversation with exhibition curator Erin O’Toole, Baker Street Foundation Associate Curator of Photography at SFMOMA.

About the artist

Dayanita Singh’s art uses photography to reflect on and expand the ways in which we relate to photographic images. Her recent work, drawn from her extensive photographic oeuvre, is a series of mobile museums that allow her images to be endlessly edited, sequenced, archived, and displayed. Singh’s works have been featured at such galleries and museums as the Museum of Modern Art, Hayward Gallery, Carnegie Museum of Art, the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago, among many others.

Support for Public Programs and Artist Talks at SFMOMA is provided by the Phyllis C. Wattis Distinguished Lecture Series.