Vishal Kumaraswamy


Vishal Kumaraswamy is a Bangalore, India based artist and curator working across text, film, sound, performance and computational arts. His works draw from his own Subaltern Caste lineage and investigates a range of critical concerns around caste, race and technology. He often employs emergent and experimental technologies to create media-based works across both physical and hybrid formats.

Vishal has an MA in Photography from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. His works have been shown at The Research Pavilion in the context of the Venice Biennale, the Αthens Digital Arts Festival, CCS Bard, Vector Festival, The Royal College of Art, Furtherfield and Site Gallery. Some of his works are distributed by VIVO Media Arts (Vancouver). Vishal has previously been an artist-in-residence at the U.S. Consulate General Mumbai, Contemporary Calgary in Alberta, SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre) in Toronto, Vital Capacities & videoclub in the UK. He is a recipient of the Australia Council for the Arts “Transmitter: Darwin x Delhi” grant and the Warehouse421 Artistic Research Grant (2021) and is a 2022-2024 Research Associate at the Centre for Contemporary Art Derry~Londonderry.

Vishal is the founder of the international artist collective Now You Have Authority, a collaborative practice through which he has curated exhibitions, residencies, and delivered workshops at Tate Modern’s Tate Exchange programme, Tanzfest Aarau and the Sluice Biennial. He also develops independent curatorial projects with a focus on contemporary South-Asian artistic practices and his most recent project the-lack-of was shown as part of the wrong biennale in 2020.

Vishal Kumaraswamy is a participant of The School of Infinite Rehearsals of Οnassis AiR 2021-22 and of the Tailor-made Fellowships program 2022-23.

Vishal Kumaraswamy
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