About Poulomi BASU
Kolkata-born, London-based transmedia artist Poulomi Basu works at the intersection of art, technology and activism. Her long-term bodies of work see her circle the globe in order to capture the voices, strength and resilience of women living and experiencing complex realities. From rural women leading a guerrilla rebellion in India to those on the frontline of the climate crisis at the edge of the Earth, Poulomi’s powerful visual storytelling crosses borders and advocates for urgent political, social and environmental change. Her immersive installations meld virtual reality, film, photography, performance and books — stretching the boundaries of mediums and languages to generate lasting impressions. Most recently, she was awarded the prestigious Hood Medal by the Royal Photographic Society (2020), won the Rencontres d'Arles Louis Roederer Discovery Award (2020), was shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize (2021), and is recognized in Tate Modern’s new tome Photography – A Feminist History. We spoke with Poulomi about where her creativity has taken her, and life in London.