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Breath after crossing YELLOW line
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 
           
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Walk
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Mohit Shelare (b. 1992, based in Amravati) trained as a painter and developed a self-taught practice in performance. His specific interest lies in reading the body in protest practices. Mohit’s work investigates sewage lines, biometric machines and dance. His works expands on fundamental body gestures such as breathing, drinking and standing, experienced within mechanisms of violence. He brings together drawings and texts alongside remains of performances to create mental reconstructions of historical and fictive situations, sites and events.

 

Mohit facilitates research and conducts modules in universities and institutions. Presently, he serves as an assistant professor at Hindustan University, Chennai, and visiting faculty at the National Institute of Design, Kurukshetra. His participations include Home Workspace Programme, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, in 2019; Five Million Incidents, India, in 2019; the Kochi Student’s Biennale, India, in 2016, and Sifting Futur in Switzerland, in 2015.

 

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

2022  Staging the contemporary: The next generation (symposium)
      PANEL 5: Artistic Practice: Sites and Infrastructures

2021  Art Practice 2021 onwards, Exploration, IFA Bangalore (grant) 

2021  Regional Art Assembly, Australia. (online artist studio program)
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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