Vishal Kumaraswamy (b.1988) is a new media artist and filmmaker currently based in Bangalore, India. He has an MA in Photography from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, London and his works have been shown at multiple national and international exhibitions including The Venice Biennale’s Research Pavilion, Galeria-de Arte-Mexicano, Athens Digital Arts Festival, Apex Art’s Savdhaan – Regimes of Truth and will shortly be exhibiting at The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. Vishal was recently awarded the main commission to develop a body of work for Empathy Loading (www.empathyloading.com) with the Royal College of Art and Furtherfield in London and recently concluded a stint as an artist-in-residence with Contemporary Calgary’s Collider Program. He is the recipient of the inaugural Artists for Artists micro grant.
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 is currently showing www.the-lack-of.com as part of The Wrong Biennale.