Oct 2007 - Jan 2008 — Performance Art
Residency location: Bern
Partner organisation: PROGR, Bern
Abhishek Hazra is an artist based in Bangalore, India. Hazra’s works traverse a diverse, yet closely interconnected mesh of interests. He uses video and performance that often integrate textual fragments drawn from real and fictional scenarios. Histories of science and an ironic fascination with theoretical approaches are just some of the interests that inform his practice. Increasingly interested in performance while still being quite ambivalent about privileging ‘liveness’, his recent series of lecture performances explore questions around affect, precarity and provincial cosmopolitanism.
Abhishek has exhibited and performed widely in various institutions and contexts that include Experiment Marathon, Reykjavik Art Museum, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bose Pacia, New York, MAXXI Museum, Rome, GallerySKE, Bangalore, KHOJ, New Delhi, Kiran Nadar Museum and OCAD, Toronto.