MaskiniTaal (2021) solo exhibition at Fotografiens Hus, Oslo.
Documentation image by Tor Simen Ulstein
Aksel-Dev Dhunsi
(B. 1996, he/him, NO/IN) work centers around subjects such as identity, origin, and the encounter between cultures based on own experiences from his upbringing in Norway and journeys to India. In his practice he works with photography, video, sound and collages, creating mixed media works full of textures and layers. Moreover, he investigates how the rhythm and movement of machinery and other apparatus affects everyday life. Dev Dhunsi obtained his BFA from Oslo National Academy of the Arts in 2022 and is now a MA-candidate at The Royal Institute of Arts, Stockholm.

Based in Stockholm, Sweden

devdhunsi@gmail(.)com for prints, books, or other inquiries.




Master of Fine art - The Royal Institute of Arts, Stockholm 2022-2024

Bachelor of Fine art (BFA) - Oslo National Academy of the Arts 2019-2022

Prosjektskolen Art School  2018-2019

Norwegian School of Photography 2016-2018


Citrus Studio

Selected solo exhibition:

2021 - “MaskiniTaal” @ Fotografiens hus

2020 - “Nawanzamania Phases” @ P Zero Projecthalle, KHIO

2019 - Nordic Light International Photography Festival

2019 - Visiting/Paris barat TYVEN trondheim (Release of “rakavan” photo book)

Selected group exhibitions:

2022 – «Ringen bortom mattan» group exhibition at The sports Museum, curated by C-PRINT, Stockholm, Sweden

2022 – “In progress”, Landskrona Photo festival, Sweden curated by Atla Platform,

2022 - Group exhibition at Galleri Melk, Norway curated by Christian Tunge

2022 – Anothership – BA avgangsutstilling, KHIO

2022 – Othership – BA avgangsutstilling del 1, Kunstnernes hus

2021 – “Dette året”, Fotografihuset og Preus Museum, kuratert av Sofie Amalie Klougart og Christian Belgaux

2021 - "Light of my life" at DOPSGATE4 gallery, Oslo, Norway, curated by Noah Hunter Love

2020 - Blue Chip Baby - DuckertDetroit collaboration, Babel visningsrom for Kunst, Trondheim

2019 - “Aldris, typisk namn på eldre mann” Galleri Seilduken, KHIO

2019 - “Show off” group exhibition Galleri Seilduken II, KHIO

2019 - Trondheim Dokumentarfestival, Exhibition and artist talk

2019 - 1BA group exhibition, Galleri Seilduken II, KHIO

2019 - “Portrait now!”, Nationalhistoriske Museum Fredriksborg Castle, DK

2019 - Palettes, Visitors Travel, curated by Ellinor Aurora Aasgaard and Sam Lubicz, FeldFünf, Berlin, Germany

2018 - "Rakavan" Encontros da imagem int. photo and visual art festival

2018 - "Rakavan" at Helsinki Photo Festival

2018 - Graduation exhibition Norwegian School of Photography

Print publication:

2021 -  Uncertain states Scandinavia (artist own edition) issue 14 released at MaskiniTaal

2021 - Fresh eyes 2021, powered by GUP - Guide to unique photography

2021 - Visual wanderings by Objektiv, initiated by Nina Strand

2019 - Uncertain States of Scandinavia issue 10

2018 - “Ett år etter Rakavan forsvant” hovedsak for Aftenposten, Adressavisen og Aftenbladet.

2018 - Tell the preacher the medicine in issue 15 for Contributor Magazine

2018 - Cover for The list vol. 2

Online publication:

2021 – Paper Journal – on MaskiniTaal

2018 - VICE dk on Rakavan book project

2018 - “Ett år etter Rakavan forsvant” for Aftenposten, Adressavisen og Aftenbladet.

2018 - Outtake from "Rakavan" for Acreati

2018 - Younes exclusive for KALTBLUT Magazine

2018 - Tell the preacher the medicine (Contributor Magazine)


Norsk Fotografisk fond - Prosjektstøtte

Fritt ord - Prosjektstøtte

Fresh eyes 2021, powered by GUP - Guide to unique photography

Gjesteoppholdsstøtte fra Kulturrådet/Art council Norway for kuratering av Ung Nordic Light 2020 (Cancelled due to covid)

Young talent prize 2019 / Nationalhistoriske Museum Denmark place of Fotografis’ portfolio prize 2018

SpareBank 1 SMN Talentstipend, Kultur 2019

Gullsnitt Biennale 17/18, Sølv - Årets nykommer

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