Vishal Kumaraswamy is a new media artist and filmmaker currently based in Bangalore, India. He graduated with an MA in Photography from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, London and his works have been shown at several national and international exhibitions including The Venice Biennale’s Research Pavilion, Athens Digital Arts Festival, Apex Art’s Savdhaan – Regimes of Truth and The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. Vishal was awarded the main commission for Empathy Loading (www.empathyloading.com) by the Royal College of Art and Furtherfield in London and was an at-home artist-in-residence with Contemporary Calgary’s Collider Program. He is also the recipient of the inaugural Artists for Artists microgrant.
Vishal is the founder of the international artist collective; Now You Have Authority (www.nyhacollective.com), a collaborative practice through which he has curated exhibitions, residencies, and delivered workshops at the Tate Modern’s Tate Exchange Programme, Tanzfest Aarau and The Sluice Biennial. Vishal is also an independent curator investigating hybrid practices and his most recent project www.the-lack-of.com was shown as a part of The Wrong Biennale.