About

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Amitesh Grover (b.1980 India) studied Live & Recorded Arts at University of Arts London, U.K. His work occupies the intermediate space between Theatre, Performance, and Interactive Art. He has created work on Grief, on Sleep, on Happiness, and on several other ephemeral grounds of knowledge. His work has a strong orientation towards experiencing philosophy-in-performance. He was nominated for Arte Laguna Prize (Italy 2018), Forecast Award (HKW, Germany 2015), Bismillah Khan National Award (India, 2009), and is the recipient of numerous residencies including PACT Zollverein (Germany 2018), Tokyo Culture Creation Project (Japan, 2013), KMAT Residency (Australia, 2011), Prohelvetia AIR (Switzerland, 2008). His works are shown internationally at festivals and in theatres, galleries, public spaces, and on the internet. He is National School of Drama (India) alumnus (2004) and Charles Wallace Scholar, U.K. (2006). In addition to being guest faculty at several art, design and architecture colleges, he is Assistant Professor at National School of Drama, and leads a course on Interactive Art (M.F.A.) at Shiv Nadar University.  

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES  

  • Artist-in-Residence, PACT Zollverein Essen, (Germany, 2018)

  • 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