Presence #1 (Maheshwar – Madhya Pradesh) is part of an ongoing series which explores the absence of human life in places where one would expect them.
In 2006, Baptist Coelho received his Masters of Arts from the Birmingham Institute of Art & Design (BIAD), UK. He was awarded the Sovereign Asian Art Prize, Hong Kong (2016); Façade Video Award, Bulgaria (2011); Promising Artist Award, India (2007); among others. Solo Exhibitions include, JSLH Art Gallery, Sonipat (2019); Somerset House, London (2016); Goethe-Zentrum, Hyderabad (2015); Project 88, Mumbai (2015, 2009); Ladakh Arts and Media Organization (LAMO), Leh (2015); Pump House Gallery, London (2012); Grand Palais, Bern (2009); among others.
Baptist has performed live at Stamford Arts Centre, Singapore (2019); SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney (2019); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2018); New Art Exchange, Nottingham (2018), among others. His works have been exhibited at Villa Radet, Paris (2019); Botanic Garden of the Moscow State University, Russia (2016); Arab-Jewish Culture Center, Haifa (2015); Museo de la Ciudad, Cuernavaca (2013); CASS Sculpture Foundation, Goodwood (2012); Zacheta National Art Gallery, Warsaw (2011); Gwangju Museum of Art, South Korea (2010); among others. Baptist’s videos have been screened at the Centre Pompidou, Paris (2018); Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles (2016); Jönköpings Läns Museum, Sweden (2013); The Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York (2013); MAXXI, Rome (2011); MAC, Lyon (2011); HEART – Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark (2010); MuVIM, Valencia (2009); among others.
Baptist has done artist residencies at NTU CCA Singapore (2019); Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (2019); Artspace, Sydney (2019); Leverhulme Artist-in-Residence at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, UK (2015-16); Delfina Foundation, London (2011); PROGR, Bern (2009); among others. The artist was awarded various grants from institutions in India, Australia, UK and Europe. Baptist has conducted many community workshops, artist talks, panel discussions across Asia, UAE, South Africa, Australia, UK and Europe. Baptist is represented by Project 88, Mumbai and his works are in public and private collections. The artist lives and works in Mumbai, India.
This artist bio has been sourced from the artists website.