About Baptist Coelho
Baptist Coelho is an Indian artist born in 1977. He articulates unspoken stories and conjures meaning from psychological and physical disruptions caused by war. Through a process of archival and ethnographical research, engagement with military and civilian personnel, he investigates issues surrounding conflict, war (and war museums), conscription, commemoration, heroism, emotion, fear, healing, the body and gender. In 2006, Baptist Coelho received his MA from the Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, UK. He was awarded, the Sovereign Asian Art Prize, Hong Kong; Promising Artist Award, India; amongst others. Solo exhibitions include, Somerset House, London (UK); Goethe-Zentrum, Hyderabad (India); Project 88, Mumbai (India); LAMO, Leh (India); Pump House Gallery, London (UK); Grand Palais, Bern (Switzerland); among others. Baptist Coelho has exhibited, performed and screened in various institutions that include Stamford Arts Centre, Singapore; SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney (Australia); Centre Pompidou, Paris (France); New Art Exchange, Nottingham (UK); Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (France); CASS Sculpture Foundation, Goodwood (UK); Zacheta National Art Gallery, Warsaw (Poland); Gwangju Museum of Art (South Korea); among others. Baptist Coelho has done artist residencies at NTU CCA, Singapore; Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris; Artspace, Sydney; Leverhulme Artist-in-Residence at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, UK; Récollets, Paris; Delfina Foundation, London; among others. The artist lives and work in Mumbai, India.