Vishal Kumaraswamy is an artist and filmmaker from 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 international exhibitions including The Venice Biennale’s Research Pavilion, Athens Digital Arts Festival, Apex Art’s Saavdhaan – Regimes of Truth, The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College and The Royal College of Art & Furtherfield. He has previously been an artist in residence with the US Consulate General Mumbai, Contemporary Calgary in Alberta and is currently a virtual resident at SAVAC’s ADA-DADA Residency Program in Toronto. He is a recipient of the inaugural Artists for Artists micro-grant and is developing works for SITE Gallery in Sheffield, The Mozilla Foundation & Industra Art BRNO in 2021.
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. He also develops independent curatorial projects around contemporary South-Asian artistic practices and his most recent project www.the-lack-of.com was shown as part of The Wrong Biennale.