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Mohit Shelare is an artist based in India. His practice constructs thinking around Body, Waste, and Resistance, which intertwine with each other and draw the sites, events, and conditions. He makes performances, objects, drawings, and text.

Mohit facilitates research and conducts modules in universities and institutions. Presently, he serves as visiting faculty at the National Institute of Design, Kurukshetra. His participations include Prince Claus Seed Awards, Netherlands, 2023. Inlaks Fine Art Award, India, 2023. Regional Art Assembly, Australia, 2022 (online studio residency). Staging the contemporary: The next generation 2022 (symposium). Home Workspace Programme, Ashkal Alwan, Lebanon, 2019. Five Million Incidents, India, 2019. Kochi Student’s Biennale, India, 2016. Sifting Futur, Switzerland, 2015 (residency)

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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, Grants, and Exhibitions

2023  Inlaks Residency with CAMP studio, Mumbai, India. 

2023  Insoluble Substances and Separate Existence, Lecture-Performance, FICA, Delhi, India.
2023  XENO KNOWING, Lecture-Performance, FICA, Delhi, India.
2023  FICA, in/cube, the residency at Project_Space, Delhi, India.
2023  Inlaks Fine Art Award, India.

      Inlaks Fine Arts Award Event and presentations.

2022  Dust Sculpting Vacuum, open studio, Jangpura. Delhi, India.

2022  Mapping the Shifting Terrains | Reading Public/Reading Art, FICA, India (workshop)

2022  Prince Claus Seed Awards, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 

2022  Image Syndrome, open studio, Jangpura, Delhi, India.

2022  Conversation with Assembly, Regional Art Assembly(podcast)

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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