Chandrashekar Koteshwar (b. 1984, Koteshwara, Karnataka, India) completed BFA in Sculpture from CAVA University, Mysore, 2007 followed by an MFA in Museology from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, 2009. He worked as a visiting faculty at the Museology Department, Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda.
Chandrashekar Koteshwar’s work comprises sculptures and artist-made objects, traverses between certain crucial conceptual questions regarding the restoration, conservation, collection, replicas, display, etc. in the domain of museum. Trained as a sculptor and museologist, Koteshwar’s artistic concerns are not separate from the art historical idioms and through his sculptures and objects, he draws our attention to the crisis in/of the institution of the museum. Besides these, the materiality of his sculptures, which are made mostly in terracotta, invoke the notion of fragility to reveal and question the political, economic, material, and ontological nature of
an artifact. Conceptually these inquiries are based on a self-reflexive critical stand towards the methodologies deployed in the disciplines of museology and art history. Therefore, the museum becomes the nucleus around which these critical deliberations revolve.
Chandraskekar lives and works in Vadodara, Gujarat, India