Gautam Kansara (b. 1979) is a Brooklyn-based artist born in London, England. Through video and photography, Kansara produces works that draw upon personal history. His work offers an obscured view into personal situations in order to examine the layering of memory, aging, and cultural displacement. His group shows include Of Record, Grizzly Grizzly Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (2016); Speak Out, Bronx Art Space, New York, NY (2016); The Time is NOW, Scope Art Fair 2015, New York, NY (2015). His solo shows include Save As…, Shrine Empire Gallery, New Delhi, India (2014). His performances include A nite with the Poizon Dartz, Secret Project Robot, Brooklyn, NY (2013). Kansara’s residencies and awards include Artist-in-Residence, Center for Book Arts, New York, NY (2008–2009); GO! Solo Exhibition Award, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT (2007); Studio Artist Fellowship, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY (2006–2007); Artist in the Marketplace (AIM), Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY (2006); and LMCC’s Swing Space, New York, NY (2006). Kansara holds a B.F.A in Studio Art from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and an M.F.A in Art in New Media from New York University.
Featured Image Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist
Save As…(Sculps #2). Single-channel HD Video (2014). Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist
Save As…(Times Mulch #2). Single-channel HD Video (2014). Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist
Untitled (Kunaal). Single-channel HD Video (2016). Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist
Untitled (Lawson’s Landing). C-print (2014). Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist