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Mohit Shelare is an artist based in India. His practice expands through the affairs of contamination and conceptualising them with several unconnected events and belief systems. He is interested in waste, technology and new epistemes. He makes drawing, object, sound, text and forms lecture performance settings where the conversation takes place. 

Mohit has shown his work at Watermans; London. Ashkal Alwan; Beirut. FICA; Delhi. Kunst (Zeug) Haus; Switzerland. CAMP studio; Mumbai., Kochi Student Biennale; Kerala and has received grants and awards from Prince Claus Seed Award; Netherlands. Inlaks Fine Art Award; India. Regional Art Assembly; Australia. Five Million Incidents; India. Generator Experimenter; Kolkata and IFA; Bengaluru. Currently, he serves as visiting faculty at the National Institute of Design, Kurukshetra.




2017 MFA, Shiv Nadar University, Dadri, Uttar Pradesh, India.
2014 BFA, Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai, India.
2008 Foundation in Art, Shivaji Chitrakala Mahavidyalaya, Amravati, Maharashtra, India.

Art residency

2024 Delfina Foundation, London, UK.
2024 Conflictorium Museum, Ahmedabad, Gujrat, India.
2023 Inlaks Fine Art Residency with CAMP studio, Mumbai, India.
2023 FICA, in/cube, the residency at Project_Space, Delhi, India.
2021 Regional Art Assembly, Australia.
2019 ashkal alwan, The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts, Home Workspace Program, Beirut, Lebanon.
2015 Stiftung FUTUR:Herzlich Willkommen, Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland.

Artist Grant and Awards
2023 Inlaks Fine Art Award, India.
2022 Prince Claus Seed Awards, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2021 Art Practice 2021 onwards, Exploration, IFA Bangalore, India.
2021 The Emerging Artist Award Extended Support Platform, Delhi, India.
2020 Generator Cooperative Art Production Fund, Experimenter, Kolkata, 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 Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Memorial Award, Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, India.

Artist Talk, Lecture-Performance, and Symposium
2024 Intersecting Intentions: Funding, Fundraising, and The Life of a Culture Producer. 

2023 Modulating Realities: Networks of Sonic Thinking. Capture All, Delhi, India.
2023 Curve in Desire, Chemold Gallery, Mumbai, India.
2023 Shared Ecology, artist talk/presentation, India International Center, India.
2023 To Inhabit, With Care "contaminate association and floating existence" School of Environment and Architecture, Mumbai, India
2023 Insoluble Substance and Separate Existence, Lecture-Performance, FICA, Delhi, India.
2023 XENO KNOWING, Lecture-Performance, FICA, Delhi, India.
2022 Conversation with Assembly, Regional Art Assembly, Australia.
2022 Staging the contemporary: The next generation PANEL 5: Artistic Practice: Sites and Infrastructures
2021 Artist talk, Alumni talk, Shiv Nadar University, India. 2020 Artist talk, National Institute of Design, Haryana, India.
2020 Artist talk, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bengaluru, India.
2019 Artist talk, Center of Art and Free Expression, Jamiy Nagar, Delhi, India.


2024 Intimacy with Waste, Conflictorium, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.  

2023 Tenderly Towards a Tipping Point, Watermans Art Center, London, UK.
2023 Chemoulding, FRAMING FUTURE ARCHIVES, Chemould Gallery, Mumbai, India.
2023 Insoluble Substance and Separate Existence, FICA, Delhi, India.
2023 MOVE STAY OR DISAPPEARED, CAMP studio, Mumbai, India.
2022 Dust Sculpting Vacuum, open studio, Jangpura, Delhi, India.
2022 Image Syndrome, open studio, Jangpura, Delhi, India.
2020 Perpetual Postponement, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon.
2020 abr_circle Instagram network of performances/digital works.
2019 “Chhaap tilak sab chheeni” Collaboration with Kaushal Sapre. Five Million Incident, Goethe Institut, India.
2019 Open Studio, Home Workspace Program, Ashkal Alwan, Lebanon.
2018 “The breath after crossing the yellow line” A066, Kaladham, Greater NOIDA, India.
2017 “Distant Mirrors” Fabrik, Kultur Im Zentrum Von, Switzerland.
2016 “Prognosis of the internally combusting Mother” Student’s Biennale, Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kerala, India.
2016 “Chapter 1” Coming Together, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India. 2015 “Double Object”, Kunst (Zeug) Haus, Switzerland.
2013 Head to Head, Coomaraswamy Gallery, Prince of Whales Museum, Mumbai, India.
2013 Bombay Art Society, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India.

Work Experience
2023 Visiting Faculty - National Institute of Design, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India.
2021 Assistant Researcher - Locating and Sampling Jewish Sites and Archival Records related to Mumbai Jews,
         1796-2021 Principal Investigator: Dr Menashe Anzi “Jewish Networks and Diaspora between the Indian
         Ocean and the Red Sea in Modern Times (16th-20th centuries)”
2021 Assistant Professor - Hindustan University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
2020 Visiting Faculty - Chitkara University, Punjab, India.
2020 Guest Faculty - Karnataka Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore, India.
2019 Project Assistant - “Equality and Emptiness” exhibition curated by S Anand, Devi Art Foundation, Delhi.
2017 Art Educator - Art and Design Department, Delhi Public School, Pune, India.

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