Abhishek Hazra is an artist based in Bangalore, India. Hazra’s works traverse a diverse, yet closely interconnected mesh of interests. He uses video and performance that often integrate textual fragments drawn from real and fictional scenarios. Histories of science and an ironic fascination with theoretical approaches are just some of the interests that inform his practice. Increasingly interested in performance while still being quite ambivalent about privileging ‘liveness’, his recent series of lecture performances explore questions around affect, precarity and provincial cosmopolitanism.
Abhishek has exhibited and performed widely in various institutions and contexts that include Experiment Marathon, Reykjavik Art Museum, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bose Pacia, New York, MAXXI Museum, Rome, GallerySKE, Bangalore, KHOJ, New Delhi, Kiran Nadar Museum and OCAD, Toronto. He has been a Charles Wallace scholar and an artist-in-residence in various residences 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.