Himali is a writer and artist based between London and Delhi. She uses metaphors from outer space and the natural environment to construct imaginary cosmologies of interferences, entanglements, deep voids, debris, delays, alienation, distance and intimacy. In doing this, she thinks through ecological loss, and the loss of home, seeking shelter somewhere in the radicality of love. Her speculations are performed in audio-visual, immersive environments.
Himali has exhibited at the Serpentine Galleries, Whitechapel Gallery, Dhaka Art Summit, Gropius Bau, Somerset House, Devi Art Foundation, Performa, Migros Museum, Zurich, Shanghai Biennale, among others. She has also won the India Foundation for the Arts Award, and is the recipient of the 2019 Frieze Artist Award for we are opposite like that, a short film on the Victorian fear of glaciation and her eponymous book on the poles and their uncanny bearing on the rest of the world is forthcoming post-lockdown.
Her recent publications include a manifesto for the 2017 Serpentine Marathon book and regular columns for the Artforum magazine. She has contributed to Frieze, VICE, National Geographic Traveler, CNN Travel, ArtSlant, The Flaneur, The Outdoor Journal, Conde Nast Traveler, Caravan, Vogue and many others.