An interview with Sheba Chhachhi



Meet the New Delhi-based artist, photographer, writer and activist, Sheba Chhachhi. Chhachhi’s ‘desire to offer an alternative reality’ prompted the artist to capture her worldview through the camera lens. Her work focuses on issues surrounding women and ecology and she was actively involved in the women’s rights movement in 1980’s. ‘I was literally shouting slogans one moment and pointing the camera the next’, the artist says. Chhachhi later moved towards the production of experiential, multimedia installations in which she seeks to completely engage the viewers’ senses. “My work is about opening up a conversation and opening up other ways of seeing.”

Cite this page as: Tate, "An interview with Sheba Chhachhi," in Smarthistory, December 17, 2020, accessed May 18, 2024,