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The Pind Collective is a multi-disciplinary, collaborative space for South Asian creatives.


Established by curator and academic Avani Tandon Vieira and filmmaker Ansh Ranvir Vohra in 2016, the collective supports innovative artistic interventions at the borders between disciplines and geographies. As an endeavour located in an ethos of trans-national connection and collective art-making, Pind privileges community and conversation. Among a handful of efforts building cross-border connections, the collective brings together young artists from India and Pakistan to reflect, and expand, what it means to be a young South Asian today. 

The driving force behind our efforts is an acknowledgement of, and a respect for, the deeply interconnected nature of identity on the subcontinent. Despite the many moments of political separation that mark our shared lands, the things we share are profound - language, food, faith, family. Pind is an effort to look across the geo-political divides that hold us apart and to support work that reflects the contemporary identities we occupy.

Over the past six years, we have built a community of over thirty creatives in disciplines as diverse as dance, poetry, illustration, and film. Our projects have been collectively realized - with a joint focus on personal connection and artistic production. In partnership with some of the leading talents in India and Pakistan, we have built a range of projects, including documentary efforts, short films, zines, and public history projects. Our work has been featured by news oulets in India, Pakistan, and globally, including by the BBC, Al Jazeera, The Business Standard, Scroll, and The Express Tribune. 

The strength of the Pind Collective lies in its ability to acknowledge the past while also imagining a fuller, more hopeful future. We look back to look forward, to each other to more fully see ourselves. We are the voice of the subcontinent, and these are our stories.

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