Filmmaker, producer, visual artist and photographer

Aradhana Seth

She has worked as a production designer on over 15 feature films and art directed The Darjeeling Limited, London Has Fallen and The Bourne Supremacy. Seth produced A Suitable Boy, a television series for BBC, airing on Netflix. She has directed 20 documentary films including DAM/AGE, A film with Arundhati Roy and a BBC Omnibus on Vikram Seth. As an artist and photographer, she has had solo shows at Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, and Sunapranta, Goa. Her work has been exhibited at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna; Grosvenor Gallery, London; Vadehra Art Gallery, Instituto Italiano de Cultura and Khoj, New Delhi. Her ongoing public art project, The Merchant of Images, has travelled widely in India and abroad. Throughout her career, she has paid detailed attention to the visual language of the everyday locale, documenting hand-painted signs in India and collaborating with fellow artists to recreate vernacular expressions on film sets and art galleries alike. Her book SADAK. Hand painted street signs in India (Humboldt Books, 2023), showcases a part of Aradhana Seth’s archive photographed over the past few decades.