Abhishek Hazra Artist
Abhishek Hazra’s practice unfolds through a mesh of diverse yet closely interconnected interests. Social histories of science and an ironic fascination with the lived lives of strangely persistent theoretical frameworks are some of his ongoing preoccupations. His recent lecture-performances explore speculative histories of knowledge formations through the figure of the amateur enthusiast. He has also been developing a body of work around the legendary astrophysicist and Banglaphone public intellectual Meghnad Saha, a key figure of twentieth-century history of science and technology in South Asia.
Hazra’s work has been exhibited widely at various institutions and contexts including MACBA, Barcelona; Kochi-Muziris Biennale; Experiment Marathon-Serpentine Gallery, London and Reykjavik Art Museum; Kunstmuseum Bern; Bose Pacia, New York; MAXXI Museum, Rome; KHOJ, Kiran Nadar Museum, New Delhi; GALLERYSKE, Bangalore; and Experimenter, Kolkata. He has been a Charles Wallace scholar and an artist-in-residence in various institutions and organisations, including Gasworks, London; Art Omi, New York; and SymbioticA, Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts, Perth. Abhishek has also been the recipient of multiple awards including the 2011 Sanskriti Award for Visual Art.