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Breath after crossing YELLOW line
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छाप तिलक सब छीनी 
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ACTION NO. 8
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The Room In Body
 
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Action No. - 24 
           
hands up

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Walk
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Action no. 9 
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Mohit Shelare is an artist currently based in Amravati, Maharashtra, India. He facilitates modules on drawing at Hindustan University, Chennai, and National Institute of Design, Haryana. Mohit trained as a painter and developed his interest in performances specifically coming from the presence of the body in the protest practices. He is currently a participant fellow artist at Reginal Art Assembly, Australia, 2021-22, and developing an ongoing work “XenoKnowing”.

Mohit’s practice is interested in sewage lines, biometric machines, and dance. His works expand through the fundamental body gestures such as breathing, drinking, standing and conceptualize them with mechanisms of violence. He brings drawings and text alongside remains of the performances and creates a mental reconstruction of the situations, sites, and events.

 

Education 

2017  MFA from Shiv Nadar University, Dadri, Uttar Pradesh.India.

2014  BFA from Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai, India. 

2008  Foundation in Art from Shivaji Chitrakala Mahavidyalaya, 
      Amravati, Maharashtra, India.

 


 

Residencies, Programs, and Grants

2021  Regional Art Assembly, Australia.
2021  Artist talk, MFA Alumni talk BODY WITHOUT LOCATION Shiv Nadar University. 

2021  The Emerging Artist Award Extended Support Platform.

2021  NO GOGGLES FOR EARTHRISE: Tentacular Dispositions, Delicate  
      Revolutions. (workshop)



 

2020  Generator Cooperative Art Production Fund,

      Experimenter, Kolkata, India.

2020  Perpetual Postponementing, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon. 

2020  National Institute of Design, Haryana. (artist talk) 

2020  Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bengaluru. (artist talk)

2020  abr_circle Instagram network of performances/digital works. 



 

2019  Five Million Incident, Goethe Institut, India.                        

      “Chhaap tilak sab chheeni” Collaboration with Kaushal Sapre. 

2019  Center of art and free expression, Jamia Nagar, Delhi, India.

2019  Home Workspace Program, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon.
2019  Open Studio.Home Workspace Program.
      Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon.  

 

2018  “The breath after crossing the yellow line” 

      A066, kaladham, Knowledge Park – 2, Greater NOIDA.
      (Site-responsive project, managed with Murli Chandora)
2018  “Act and React Workshop”    
      Company theater, Kamshiat, Maharashtra, India. 

      (The workshop mentored by Sharmistha Saha)
 

 

2017  “Distant Mirrors” Fabrik, Kultur Im Zentrum Von 
      Switzerland. (Group Exhibition)
2017  “October School” workshop on Public Art,  

      Shiv Nadar University, Dadri, Uttar Pradesh, India.
2017  “Bodyworkshop” (Performance-based workshop) 

      Facilities by Nikhil Chopra, Madhvi Gore, and Jana   
      Prepeluh, MSU University, Gujarat, India. 


 

2016  “Prognosis of the internally combusting Mother”

      Student’s Biennale Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi.

2016  “Butoh Workshop” Subbody Resonance Butoh Himalaya.

2016  “Chapter 1” Coming Together (Group Exhibition)
      Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India.

 

2015  Stiftung FUTUR:Herzlich Willkommen (Art Residency) 

      Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland 

2015  “Double Object”, Kunst (Zeug) Haus, Switzerland.  

      (open studio of residency)   

2014  Monsoon Exhibition, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India.
2014  JJ: Past Present & Future, Art Gate Gallery, Mumbai, India

2014  Bronze Medal (Drawing & Painting, SJJSA),
      Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai, India.   
2014  Award for Best Student in Portraiture,
      Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, India.    

      

     

2013  Head to Head, Coomaraswamy Gallery,      

      Prince of Whales Museum, Mumbai, India. 

2013  Bombay Art Society, Jehangir Art Gallery, India.
2013  Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Memorial Award,
      Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, India.

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