About

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Born 1980, Amitesh Grover is a performance-based artist in New Delhi, India. He creates work across art disciplines to produce performances, texts, objects, images, installations, and films. His recent works include BACK TO WORK Series (2017), MOURNING Series (2016), SLEEP Series (2014). His projects are often commissions, which investigate the work of art and the art of work. To build his projects he deploys several roles, that of an actor, visitor, observer, director, interviewer, coder, employee, writer, and artist. His practice investigates Performance - in productivity, in technology, in art. He has received acclaim both in performance and visual art. His works have been shown in performance festivals and exhibitions in Germany, Australia, Italy, Switzerland, England, Mexico, China, Philippines, & United States. He is National School of Drama (India) alumnus (2004) and was Charles Wallace Scholar at University of Arts London, U.K. (2006). In addition to being guest faculty at several art, design and architecture colleges, he is Assistant Professor at NSD, where he teaches Performance-Making and Performance Studies, both in practice and theory. He also leads a course on Interactive Art (M.F.A. degree program) at Shiv Nadar University.

 

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES  

  • Forecast Award at Haus Der Kulteren Der Welt (Germany, 2015) 
  • Invited Artist, Tokyo Culture Creation Project (Japan, 2013)
  • Artist Visitor, Theatretreffen (Germany, 2013)
  • Arte Laguna Prize Finalists Exhibition (Italy, 2013)
  • Visiting Artist Lecture, Cornell University (United States, 2011)
  • KMAT Artist Residency, VCA Melbourne (Australia, 2011)
  • YCE Award Nomination, British Arts Council (India, 2010)
  • Bismillah Khan National Award (India, 2009)
  • Emerging Director Award, Theatre Festival Edinburgh (U.K. 2009)
  • Pro Helvetia Artist Residency (Switzerland, 2008)
  • Charles Wallace Scholarship Award (United Kingdom, 2005) 

ARTIST TALKS

  • Essen Germany: Impact ’17, International Transdisciplinary Symposium at PACT Zollverein. 2017
  • Delhi, India: 'Living On An Incline', a 2-days programme of artists talks and presentations at Kiran Nadar Museum of Art. 2017
  • Hamburg, Germany: ‘Performing Excess’ at Overflow conference as part of Performance Studies International '23. 2017
  • Exeter, United Kingdom: ‘Performapedia’ - On Audience, Experience, Desire, at University of Exeter. 2016
  • Singapore: 'Collecting To Implode' - on collectivising as art practice, CAMP, Lasalle College of Art. 2016
  • Vilnius, Lithuania: Presentation of own works, Lithuanian National Drama Theatre. 2016
  • Delhi, India: 'New Performance', National Theatre Festival. 2015
  • Bochum, Germany: Presentation of own works, Bochum University. 2015
  • Tokyo, Japan: Presentation of own works, Tokyo Culture Creation Project. 2013
  • Brisbane, Australia: Presentation of own works, Brisbane Powerhouse. 2013
  • Ithaca, United States: Presentation of own works, Hartell Gallery, Cornell University. 2011 
  • Kerela, India: 'Art & Technology', International Theatre Festival of Kerela. 2009