Born 1961 in New Delhi, where she currently lives and works.  
From 1980–86 studied Visual Communication at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.  
From 1987–88 studied Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the International Center of Photography, New York.  
Solo Exhibitions  
Images from the 90s, Scalo Galerie, Zurich  
Family Portraits, Nature Morte, New Delhi  
Mona Darling, Venezia Immagine, Venice  
Family Portraits, Studio Guenzani, Milan  
Demello Vado, Saligao Institute, Goa  
I am as I am, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham  
Dayanita Singh, Gallery Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels  
Dayanita Singh,Tempo Festival, Stockholm  
Empty Spaces, Frith Street Gallery, London  
I am as I am & Myself Mona Ahmed, Scalo Galerie, Zurich  
Parsees at Home, Gallery Chemould, Bombay  
Bombay to Goa, Kalaghoda Festival, Bombay  
Bombay to Goa, Art House India, Goa  
Dayanita Singh: Privacy, Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin  
Myself Mona Ahmed, Museum für Indische Kunst, Berlin  
Dayanita Singh: Image/Text (Photographs 1989–2002), Department of Art and Aesthetics. Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi  
Privacy, Rencontres-arles. Arles  
Chairs , Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston  
Chairs, Frith Street Gallery, London  
Chairs, Studio Guenzani, Milan  
Beds and Chairs, Valentina Bonomo Gallery, Rome  
Go Away Closer, Nature Morte, New Delhi  
Go Away Closer, Kriti Gallery, Banaras  
Go Away Closer, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Bombay 
Beds and Chairs, Gallery Chemould, Bombay  
Go Away Closer, Rencontres-arles. Arles  
Ladies of Calcutta, Bose Pacia Gallery, Calcutta  
Sent a Letter, Alliance Francaise, New Delhi  
Sent a Letter, National Gallery of Modern Art, Bombay 
Sent a Letter/ Go Away Closer - Hermes traveling show: New York, Berlin, Paris 
Dream Villa, Frith Street Gallery, London  
Let You Go, Nature Morte, Berlin  
Blue Book, Nature Morte, New Delhi 
Blue Book, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Bombay 
Dream Villa, Nature Morte, New Delhi 
Mapfre Foundation, Madrid 
Selected Group Exhibitions  
So many worlds – Photographs from DU Magazine, Holderbank, Aargau, Switzerland  
India – A Contemporary View, Asian Arts Museum, San Francisco  
India –A Celebration of Independence: 1947–1997, Philadelphia Museum of Fine Arts, Philadelphia  
Out of India, Contemporary Art of the South Asian Diaspora, Queens Museum of Art, New York  
Another India, Crealdé School of Art, Orlando, Florida  
La Filature, Mulhouse, France  
Another Girl, Another Planet, Greenberg Gallery, New York  
Inferno and Paradiso, BildMuseet Umeå, Sweden  
Worlds of Work – images of the south, Musée d'ethnographie, Geneva  
Century City, Tate Modern, London  
Red Light, Australian Center for Photography, Sydney  
Kapital und Karma. Aktuelle Positionen indischer Kunst, Kunsthalle, Wien  
Bollywood – Das indische Kino und die Schweiz, Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich  
Banaras: The Luminous City, Asia Society, New York  
Photo-Sphere, Nature Morte, New Delhi  
Architektur der Obdachlosigkeit, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich  
The Family, Windsor Gallery, Florida  
Ten Commandments, Stiftung Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden  
Edge of Desire, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth  
Presence, Sepia International, New York  
Edge of Desire, Asia Society, New York  
Sub-Contingent, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin  
The Eighth Square, Ludwig Museum, Cologne  
Cities in Transition, Travelling Public Exhibition: New York, Boston, Hartford  
Private/Corporate , Sammlung Daimler Chrysler, Berlin  
Aparanta, Goa  
Horn Please, Kunstmuseum, Berne  
2008 ,  
Blue Series, Manifesta 7, Bolzano 
Go Away Closer, Gwangju Biennale  
Indian Highway, Serpentine Gallery, London 
Dayanita Singh: Zakir Hussain. Himalayan books, New Delhi 1986  
Dayanita Singh: Myself Mona Ahmed, Scalo Verlag, Zurich/New York 2001  
Dayanita Singh: Privacy, Steidl, Germany 2003  
Dayanita Singh: Chair , Steidl, Germany 2005  
Dayanita Singh : Go Away Closer, Steidl, Germany 2007  
Dayanita Singh: SENT A LETTER, Steidl, Germany 2008  
Dayanita Singh : Blue Book, Steidl, Germany 2008 
1997 Andreas Frank Foundation Grant 
2008 Robert Gardner Fellowship in Photography, Harvard University  
2008 Prince Claus Award 
Public Collections 
Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 
The National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi 
The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

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