PARTICIPANT / Naveen Mahantesh

  • Name Naveen Mahantesh
  • Country India
  • Vocation Artist
  • Education Not Available
 

Naveen Mahantesh’s practice lies at the intersection of art, architecture and the city. He is involved in creative research with a love for urban life and everyday phenomena. His past projects include working with teams of artists, philosophers and curators in generating projects about built forms, human settlements and the public realm, while considering the city as a studio. His projects provide alternate perspectives for banal routines, take inspiration from urban myths, and engage within the ecologies that the city thrives upon.

His recent curatorial projects include an exhibition about speculative-urbanism called ‘Could be urbanism | शायद शहरी है’ at KHOJ-International Artists Association, New Delhi (2018) and ‘Backstage of Biology’ – on the institutional archives of NCBS-Bangalore (2019). Naveen has been the City as Studio Fellow at Sarai (2013) and a recipient of INLAKS-ISCP Curatorial Fellowship in Brooklyn, New York City (2015). His propositions have been part of the Sarai Reader Exhibition ’09 and INSERT-curated by Raqs Media Collective, Mediating Modernities at Srishti School of Design, FOA-FLUX-art|life|Technology Symposium at Swissnex, among other platforms. Naveen was one of the curators for the Students’ Biennale Kochi (2016) and has received project grants from various institutions like KHOJ-International Artists Association and India Foundation for the Arts.

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