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Vikesh Kapoor

Sunset Pines, Pennsylvania

Artist Statement

We are now in an age of turbulent national discourse on immigrants’ rights and who is truly American. My ongoing project, "​See You at Home​," is a personal narrative exploring the latent sense of loss from one’s heritage while aging as an immigrant in a non-native culture.

My parents, Shailendra and Sarla Kapoor, immigrated from India in 1973, settling in a small town of 10,000 people in rural Pennsylvania. They are one of only a few immigrant families in the region. Although they left India for a better life, like many immigrants from the East, the shift from a collectivist nation to an individualistic one led to isolation just as much as it led to freedom. As they grow old in Pennsylvania with both my sister and I no longer living nearby, their isolation only becomes more apparent to me.

​"See You at Home"​ explores this dichotomy using images of their current life in America imbued with family album photographs.

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Artist Biography

Vikesh Kapoor is an artist born in Sunset Pines, Pennsylvania.

His ongoing photo-based narrative, See You At Home, has received support from curators at the National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian), SFMoMA, LACMA, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Andy Warhol Museum.

He received the PhotoNola Review Grand Prize in 2019, a Lensculture Art Photography Juror's Pick Award in 2018 and CENTER's Project Development Grant in 2018.

Kapoor’s photographs have exhibited at Photo Vogue Festival, Aperture Foundation, Houston Center for Photography and SFCamerawork, amongst others.

He was recently an artist-in-residence at Center of Photography at Woodstock in New York and will continue work on See You At Home at Latitude Chicago in 2020.



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