Exhibitionin Zürich / Switzerland
As part of the decentralised format of the Swiss Art Awards 2020, Gautam Kansara presents “More Past the Better” a video installation that draws on familial recordings and current events to create work that negotiates private dramas and traumas alongside collective memory and news.
Gautam Kansara is an artist and educator formerly based in Brooklyn, New York, currently living in Zürich, Switzerland. Crossing mediums between video, photography, and installation, Kansara’s work is part of prestigious private collections including The Burger Collection, Hong Kong, and The Shreya and Swapan Seth Collection, New Delhi.
Since 2002 his works have been featured internationally at the Asia Society Museum (New York), Bronx Museum of the Arts (New York), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), British Film Institute (London), Shrine Empire Gallery (New Delhi), LMAK Gallery (New York), and Secret Project Robot (Brooklyn). Gautam has been an artist-in-residence at Smack Mellon, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace (2017) and Swing Space (2006), and the Center for Book Arts, all in New York City. Gautam has a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Studio Arts from the University of California, Santa Cruz, as well as a Master of Arts degree from New York University’s Department of Arts and Arts Professions. Recently Gautam was included in the inaugural alumni exhibition for New York University’s Department of Art and Art Professions, which was curated by Chrissie Iles, the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
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