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Baptist Coelho

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.

 

Baptist Coelho, They agreed to eat biscuits and European bread, but our regiment refused, 2019, Performance. Photo courtesy: Artist; Maurine Tric; Cité internationale des arts, Paris

Baptist Coelho, Tsering Puntsog #1 2019, Digital print on archival paper Print dimensions: 109 x 72.5 cm. Photo courtesy: Artist

Baptist Coelho, Camouflage #1, 2018, Digital print on archival paper Print dimensions: 60.9 x 40.6 cm. Photo courtesy: Artist

Baptist Coelho, Tsering Puntsog & Stanzin Padma #1 2019, Digital print on archival paper Photo courtesy: Artist

Baptist Coelho, What have we done for you? 2018, Performance Photo courtesy: Artist; Hervé Veronese; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

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