Bharat Sikka moved from India to New York to pursue his career in photography and to study at Parsons School of Design. He earned his BFA in photography and since then has been shooting for magazines such as ID and Details. He also featured as one of PDNs choices for emerging photographers in their March 2002 issue. Julian Meijer took him on in September, 2001 and says, « There is a thin line between art and photojournalism. His humanity is the strength of his work. It is what I hope people see in his pictures. » -PDN March 2002.
Sikka takes a fine art approach to portrait photography. His portfolio consists of environmental portraits of Indian men, as well as other artists such as Moby, Carla Bruni and Beth Orton. Editorial clients include Vanity Fair US, Vogue India, Another Magazine, Time Magazine, Vogue Homme International, Marie-Claire Italy, Details, ID, Trace, Stiletto, ICON and Wallpaper. His advertising work is featured in the Incredible India, Gateway Hotels, Air France, Hyundai, Reebok and Bergdorf Goodman campaigns.
Bharat Sikka lives between India and Europe.
2016 « Reimagine »- Brighton Photo Biennial, University of Brighton Galleries, October , Brighton
2013 « Matter »- KunstKerk, September 25th-29th, UNSEEN Amsterdam.
2013 « Matter »- Mehboob Studio, Mumbai
2012 « Looking for Nyamu » Lalit Kala Akadami, New Delhi
2012 « The Matter Within » YBCA Buena Center for the Arts, San Fransisco
2011 « The Generation In Transition » at Zacheta National Gallery Of Art, Warsaw, Poland
2011 « Matter » at Nature Morte Gallery, Berlin
2010 « Where Three Dreams Cross » at the Whitechapel Gallery, London
2009 « Republic of Illusions » at the Krinzinger Galerie, Vienna
2009 « The Road to Salvador Do Mundo » at Nature Morte Gallery in Delhi
2009 Auction at Phillips de Pury in London
2008 Nature Morte gallery India
2008 Place des Invalides, Paris: TARN ET GARONNE lanscapes and portraits
2008 entry in the Neuflize VIE Collection for photography PARIS (portraits)
2008 « National Museum », New Delhi, India
2008 « Indian Men », Otto Zoo, Milan
2008 « Space In Between » Chatterjee & Lal
2008 « Otto Zoo », Milan, Italy
2008 1×1 Gallery, Dubai
2007 « SPACE IN BETWEEN » at Le festival des rencontres d’Arles
2007 Primo Marella Gallery (Milan)
2006 « MAHARAJAS » at the Espace Louis Vuitton in Paris
2006 « BOMBAYERS DE LILLE » at LILLE 3000.
2005 « INDIAN MEN » at the Valerie Cueto Gallery in Paris
2003 Solo show at Artists Place in NYC « INDIAN MEN »