Amol K Patil

Amol K Patil (1987), is a conceptual and performance artist based in Mumbai. Initially a visual artist, Patil later became interested in the intersection of performance art, kinetic art, and video installation. His ongoing work of excavations and investigations aims to recapture the pulsating, vibrating movements and sound of “chawl” architecture. Chawls are five-story structures specific to Mumbai that were built in the early 1900s and provided social housing for mill and factory workers. Through his work he honors his father and grandfather, both performance artists who leveraged theater and song to organize for social equity through caste abolition. Patil’s work has been shown at Yokohama Triennale (2020); Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai and New Delhi (2019); The Showroom, London (2018); Tensta konsthall, Stockholm (2017); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2017); Pune Biennale Habit-Co-Habit (2017); New Galerie, Paris (2016); Dakar Biennale (2016); Myymälä2, Helsinki (2015); Japan Foundation, Delhi (2015); and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2015).

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