Maimouna Guerresi - Inner Space

Patrizia Maimouna Guerresi (b. Italy 1951) is one of the leading European women photographers working today. Her photographs, sculptures and video installations have been extensively exhibited at galleries and museums in Europe, China, America and the Middle East. This exhibition at Tasveer will constitute her first show ever to be held in India and showcases a new series of photographs made on an Indian theme, especially for this occasion. The exhibition will be accompanied with a fully illustrated catalogue, including reproductions of all works from in the show, along with an exclusive interview with the photographer. 
For over twenty years Guerresi’s work has been about empowering people and bringing together individuals and cultures in an appreciation for a context of shared humanity, beyond borders – psychological, cultural, and political. Guerresi’s art is uniquely authentic and is inspired by personal experience and the cultural contexts which reference universal myths, the sacred realm, and the female condition, all of which are seen as vital expressions of the human form: an essentially spiritual and mystic body. Through photographs and videos of silent, austere, veiled women in domestic scenes and individual poses, her work functions as both metaphor and provocation. Guerresi’s images are delicate narratives with fluid sequencing, as well as rational analyses: women dressed in white, enveloped in chadors, fixed within their own tradition and isolated from and by it in the contemporary world.

Exhibition sponsor 

Exhibition Schedule


17 August - 26 August 2021

National Institute of Design
Ahmedabad, 380 007

New Delhi

19 October - 28 October 2021

Italian Cultural Centre
50-E, Chandragupta Marg, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi, 110 021 


05 January - 25 January 2022

The Gallery at Sua House
26/1 Kasturba Cross Road
Bangalore, 560 001


16 March - 26 March 2022

The Seagull Foundation for the Arts
36C S.P. Mukherjee Road
Kolkata, 700 025


16 April - 24 April 2022

Piramal Gallery
National Centre for the Performing Arts

NCPA Marg, Nariman Point
Mumbai, 400 021