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 Martins College of Art and Design, London. Vishal’s 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, Birmingham Art Summit, Apex Art’s Savdhaan – Regimes of Truth and will shortly be exhibiting at The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College and a solo commission with The Royal College of Art and Furtherfield.  Vishal is currently an artist-in-residence with Contemporary Calgary’s In-Collider Program.


Vishal is the programme director at Walkin Studios (, a small independent multi-disciplinary art studio and project space. He is also the founder of the international artist collective; Now You Have Authority (, 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 as part of The Wrong Biennale.


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