Mohit
Shelare

Awardee

Country

India

Mohit Shelare advocates for free expression through his artistic practice.

Themes
Environment / Climate emergency
Racial justice
Free expression / Civil society
Disciplines
Artistic Research
Performance
Video Art
Visual Art
Awards
SEED Award 2022

Profile

Mohit Shelare is an Amravati-based artist who trained as a painter and developed a self-taught practice in performance. His interest lies specifically in reading the body in protest practices which has resulted in works that expand on fundamental body gestures such as breathing, drinking, and standing experienced within mechanisms of violence. Through practices which include investigating sewage lines, biometric machines, and dance, Mohit brings together drawings and texts alongside remains of performances to create mental reconstructions of historical and fictive situations, sites, and events.