Shayok Mukhopadhyay grew up in Kolkata, India, and graduated from the Documentary Photography and Photojournalism program at the International Center of Photography in New York in 2012.
Shayok’s first solo show of photographs, Québec, took place at Katharine Mulherin Projects in Toronto in 2013. His installation, Back Home, was part of the 2017 Bronx Museum’s AIM Biennial exhibition. In 2019, he completed a six-month residency at Atelier Mondial, Basel; premiered his feature-length doc, GAUTAM & BUDDHA at the Transilvania International Film Festival; and had a solo show at DOCK, Basel titled Calcutta Corner. His installation, Waiting for Water, at Smack Mellon in 2021 addressed past and future climate-induced crises in different parts of the world.
Shayok is an NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow.