Amol K. Patil is a conceptual and performance artist based in Mumbai. His practice is an ongoing excavation and investigation to recapture the pulsating, vibrating movements and sound of the working-class architecture peculiar to his hometown. After completing his education in visual arts, he initiated and was part of many practices with collective formations. It is in this dynamic ambience that he became interested in the crossover of performance art, kinetic installation, and video installation. His work draws from his family archive — the plays written by his father and poems by his grandfather — as well as the work and ideas of other cultural practitioners, activists and philosophers invested in an anti-caste discourse. In his recent work, Patil is expanding his research on urbanisation and the invisibility of the working class in emergent urban imaginaries. He seeks to build counter-memory and contesting narratives that describe and disturb the relationship between humans and landscapes.
Patil has shown at documenta 15 (2022); Yokohama Triennale (Yokohama, 2020); Goethe-Institute / Max Mueller Bhavan (Mumbai, 2019), Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan (New Delhi, 2019), The Showroom (London, 2018), Tensta konsthall (Stockholm, 2017), Pompidou (Paris, 2017), Pune Biennale Habit-co Habit (Pune, 2017), New Galerie (Paris, 2016), Dakar Biennale (Dakar, 2016), Myymälä2 (Helsinki, 2015); Japan Foundation (Delhi, 2015); Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam, 2015), International Artists Initiated, (Glasgow, 2014); Para Site, (Hong Kong, 2014); Kadist Art Foundation, (Paris, 2013).