Chiraag Bhakta is an artist based out of San Francisco who likes to explore Indian-American identity through various visuals and mediums.
Bhaakta was raised in an independent motel on a New Jersey freeway with his family and extended family. For his Arch Motel Project, Bhakta teamed up with photographer Mark Hewko to tour the Gujarati-American owned motels across the country. The duo gives us a glimpse of how these immigrants became hoteliers without losing their identity. Bhakta has exhibited his work all over the country including the Smithsonian, the Whitney, and the Asian Art Museum.