Gautam Kansara

Gautam Kansara

Adjunct

Department : Visual and Performing Arts

Email : gautam.kansara@manhattan.edu

Phone : 718-862-7423

Office : HAY 206A

About

Gautam Kansara (b. 1979, London) is an artist and educator based in Brooklyn, New York. Gautam’s video and photographic work is part of prestigious private collections including The Burger Collection, Hong Kong, and The Shreya and Swapan Seth Collection, New Delhi. Since 2002 his work has been featured internationally in numerous exhibitions and screenings, including A nite with the Poizon Dartz, Secret Project Robot Art Experiment, Brooklyn, NY (2013); This is familiar, but I can’t remember now…, Dumbo Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY (2012); Multiple, Unique, Limited: Selections from the Permanent Collection at The Center for Book Arts in New York City (2011); Don’t Hurry, Don’t Worry at Shrine Empire Gallery in New Delhi (2010); No Soul For Sale at X-Initiative in New York City (2009), us between us at Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT (2008); Rencontres Internationales at the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid (2008); We Will Always Be There For You at Kunsthaus Dresden (2008); TV Dinners at LMAK Projects, New York City (2007); AIM 26 at The Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York City (2006). Gautam has been an artist-in-residence at Smack Mellon, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space, and the Center for Book Arts, all in New York City. Gautam is faculty at Manhattan College’s Department of Fine Arts, New York University’s Department of Art and Art Professions, as well as the National Academy Museum and School.

Publications & Professional Activities

Solo Exhibitions:
 
2012-
 
This Is Familiar But I Can’t Remember Now..., Dumbo Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY
 
2010-
 
Don’t Hurry, Don’t Worry, Shrine Empire Gallery, New Delhi, India
Curated by Shefali Somani and Anahita Taneja
 
2008-
 
us between us, Real Art Ways, Hartford, Connecticut
Curated by Kristina Newman-Scott
 
2004-
 
Bar Series, Tribeca Film Festival 2004, Tribeca Cinemas Gallery, New York City
Organized by Ruju Jasani and Basil Walter Architects
 
Thesis Exhibition, 80 Washington Square East Galleries, New York University, New York City

Selected Group Exhibitions and Screenings: * indicates screening ** indicates collaboration

 
2013-
 
*A Nite with the Poizon Dartz, Secret Project Robot Art Experiment, Brooklyn, NY
I knew him, but I don’t if well, or..., Urban Passage Gallery, School of Arts, Manhattan College, New York
 
Faculty Exhibition, National Academy Museum and School, New York City
 
2012-
 
Near by Night 5, Zinema, Lausanne, Switzerland
 
Multiple, Unique, Limited: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Savannah College of Art and Design,
Atlanta, GA
 
Multiple, Unique, Limited: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Lafayette College, Easton, PA
Curated by Alexander Campos with assistance from Jen Larson
 
Interpreting Rituals: The Butterfly Effect, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY
Curated by NARS Foundation and Asian American Arts Alliance (A4)
 
Multiple, Unique, Limited: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Printing History, Houston, TX
Curated by Alexander Campos with assistance from Jen Larson
 
*Holy BOS! Films and Videos, Bobby Redd Project Space (The Church), Brooklyn, NY
Curated by Microscope Gallery
 
Multiple, Unique, Limited: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Minnesota Center for Book Arts,
Minneapolis, MN
Curated by Alexander Campos with assistance from Jen Larson
 
*DRIFT 2012, Cerro Gordo Temple, Sante Fe, New Mexico
Curated by Eileen Torpey
 
**Collapsing Giant, Malcolm Low/Formal Structure, Joyce Soho, New York City
 
2011-
 
Picturing Parallax, SFSU Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco, California
Curated by Santhi Kavuri-Bauer
 
Multiple, Unique, Limited: Selections from the Permanent Collection, The Center for Book Arts, New York City
Curated by Alexander Campos with assistance from Jen Larson
 
Paranormal Bureau, Rumpelstiltskin Gallery, Guadalajara, Mexico
Curated by Eduardo Cervantes
 
Coup D’Espace: The Final Girl Video Lounge, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington D.C.
Curated by Adam Dwight
 
*Video Screening, Red House Gallery, New York City
Curated by Lisa Biedlingmaier and Brigitte Lustenberger
 
Shrine Empire Gallery, India Art Summit 2011, New Delhi, India
Curated by Shefali Somani and Anahita Taneja
 
2010-
 
*Art Kino Presents: Frictive Familiarities, Biografteatern Rio, Stockholm, Sweeden
Curated by Diana Kaur and Farrah Siddiqui
 
A Place of Their Own, BMB Gallery, Mumbai, India
Curated by Sharmistha Ray
 
*Are We Home Yet?, Video Dumbo, Dumbo Arts Festival, ILX Space, Brooklyn, NY
Curated by Caspar Stracke and Gabriela Monroy
 
*B.A.D.CA.T. Presents: Circus of Perception, Brooklyn Fireproof East, Brooklyn, NY
Curated by Abigail Simon
 
*DRIFT 2010, Little Wing Performance Space, Sante Fe, New Mexico
Curated by Eileen Torpey
 
Non-Native New York, de Castellane Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Curated by Linn Edwards and Brian Bell
 
**Other Spaces, CENTER 548, New York City (Collaboration with David Shull, Sarah Kuhn, Lane Lacolla)
Curated by Jayne Drost
 
Le Banquet de Blanche-Neige, Carte blanche à Catherine Baÿ, Video Program, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Curated by Catherine Baÿ, Centre Pompidou, and Rencontre Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid
 
Artists-in-Residence Spotlight, Center for Book Arts, New York City
Organized by Sarah Nicholls and Alexander Campos
 
*Producing: Films and Videos, MACY Gallery, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City
Curated by Maurizio Pellegrin
 
2009-
 
*Programme 3, British Film Institute, BFI Southbank Studio Theater, London, UK
Curated by Peter Campus, and in conjunction with Opticks at BFI Southbank Gallery
 
Home, Mikhail Zakin Gallery, The Art School at Old Church, Demarest, New York
Curated by Rachael Faillace
 
Visions in NYC, MACY Gallery, Teacher College, Columbia University, New York City
Curated by Maurizio Pellegrin
 
Metropolitan Memories, Hudson County Arts Annual, Justice Brennan Court House, New Jersey
Curated by Mara Miller
 
*Familiar Places, Video_Dumbo, Dumbo Arts Festival, Front Street Gallery, Brooklyn, New York City
Curated by Caspar Stracke and Gabriela Monroy
 
*Left Coast/Gautam Kansara/Andrew Hurst at No Soul For Sale: A Festival of Independents, X-Initiative, NYC
Organized by David Shull
 
*New Language Makers, 131 Art Productions, Wah Luen Industrial Building, Hong Kong, China
Curated by Amara Antilla
 
*Social Soup, EFA Project Space, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York City
Curated by Perpetual Art Machine
 
2008-
 
Critical Studio: A Dialogue with South Asian Artists, Macy Gallery, Columbia University, New York City
Curated by Maurizio Pellegrin and Razia Sadik
 
Wir sind immer für euch da(We will always be there for you), Kunsthaus Dresden, Dresden, Germany
Curated by Susanne Weiß
 
*Thicker Than Water and About the City, Video_Dumbo, Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, New York
Curated by Caspar Stracke and Gabriela Monroy + Bettina Johae and Elizabeth Smolarz

*Rencontres Internationales Berlin 2008, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
Programmed by Nathalie Hénon and Jean-François Rettig

 
*Rencontres Internationales Madrid 2008, Museo Nacional Centro De Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Programmed by Nathalie Hénon and Jean-François Rettig
 
*Open-Ended Festival of Time-Based Media, Solvent Space, Plant Zero Arts Center, Richmond, Virginia, USA
2007-2008 Tucker Boatwright Festival of Literature & The Arts, Dept. of Art & Art History & University
Museums, University of Richmond. Curated by Jeremy Drummond and N. Elizabeth Schlatter
 
2007-
 
Drift Satellite, Institute of American Indian Arts College, Santa Fe, New Mexico
 
Drift 2007, Rush Arts Gallery, New York City
Curated by Eileen Torpey and Bradley Pecore
 
Transitio MX 2, Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico City, Mexico
 
Video-Carros, alter-arte07 Festival, Murcia, Spain
 
TV Dinners, LMAK Projects, New York City
Curated by Louky Keijsers
 
Imagined Worlds, REDHEAD Project Space, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York City
Curated by Jeanne Gerrity
 
Legal Aliens, Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
Curated by Ofri Cnaani and Rotem Ruff
 
*Rencontres Internationales Paris 2007, 12th Edition, the Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
Curated by Nathalie Hénon and Jean-François Rettig
 
*eDIT 10.Filmaker’s Festival, Kassel Dokfest Program, CineStar METROPOLIS, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
Programmed by Kati Michalk and Gerhard Wissner
 
*Rencontres Internationales Madrid, Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain
 
2006-
 
Beyond Images 2, <Matrix S>, 4th Seoul Media Art Biennial, Dukwon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
 
Multiplex: Legal Aliens, Smack Mellon Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Curated by Ofri Cnaani and Rotem Ruff
 
NYU/ICP 20 Years In, International Center of Photography, Education Gallery, NYC
Curated by Gerald Pryor
 
Pipe Lines, NARS Foundation Inaugural Exhibition, NARS Studio Space #2, Brooklyn, NY
Curated by Inhee Iris Moon
 
Lag-Time Line-up, Mumbo Jumbo Gallery, New York City
Curated by Collete Blanchard and Ken Jones Jr.
 
AIM 26, Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York City
Curated by Lydia Yee and Erin Salazar
 
Exploding Television - Satellite of Love: Sex and Sadness, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Witte de With
Contemporary Art Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Curated by Jan Schuijren
 
*Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin 2006, 11th Edition, Paris/Berlin
Programmed by Nathalie Hénon and Jean-François Rettig
 
*BAC! Festival, VII Edition, Barcelona, Spain
 
*NoNo Style Presents…A Midsummer nnstyl’s Dream, MonkeyTown, Brooklyn, New York
 
*Darklight Festival, Irish Film Institute and FilmBase, Dublin, Ireland
 
*Sex and Sadness, Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
Curated by Jan Schuijren
 
2005-
 
SIART Bolivia 2005, Bienal Internacional, Museo Nacional de Arte, La Paz, Bolivia
 
RW / FF, Chong Dam Art Festival, Gallery Demain and Gallery The Space, Seoul, Korea
Curated by Jeeyun Kim
 
Video Series, Goliath Visual Space, Brooklyn, New York
Curated by Bettina Johae and Madeleine Gallagher
 
New.Mass.Art, Contemporary Artist Center(CAC), New Adams, Massachusetts
 
*22nd Kassel Documentary Film and Video Art Festival, Kassel, Germany
 
*Beyond Stills, Gallery Korea, New York City
Curated by Jeeyun Kim
 
*Now and Future, Cantor Film Center, New York City
Curated by Jeeyun Kim
 
2004-
 
Third International Film and Video Festival, The Museum of New Art (MONA), Detroit, Michigan
 
**Welcome, Rosenberg Gallery, New York University (Collaboration with Graciela Fuentes)
 
Urban Moment, Ever Harvest Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
 
Salon de Expace(ExPace Projects), Transplant Gallery, New York City
 
Ben-Addiction 2004, Goliath Visual Space, Brooklyn, New York
 
2003-
 
Lightshow, Clocktower Art Space, Brooklyn, New York

Selected Bibliography:

 
Picturing Parallax by Falu Bakrania, Santhi Kavuri-Bauer, Kasturi Ray, and Paul Sherwin, Catalog, SFSU Fine Arts
Gallery, October 2011
 
Frictive Familiarities by Diana Kaur, Catalog, Art Kino and Bastard Gallery, Stockholm, November 2010
 
Homeward Bound by Zeenat Nagree, TimeOut Mumbai, October 2010
 
A Curious Inheritance by Gopika Nath, Take On Art Magazine, July 2010
 
Gautam is Leaving Tomorrow by Natasha Baruah, Art Slant India, April 2010
 
A Place of Their Own by Sharmistha Ray, ArtPulse Magazine, November 2009
 
Ray, Sharmistha, Way in the World, Art India Magazine, July 2009
 
Maine, Stephen, Snapshots, the Airport, and Lunch, Real Art Ways Publication, August 2008
 
Keijsers, Louky, TV Dinners, NY ARTS Magazine, July 2007
 
Heller, Fran, Immigration’s faces at SPACES, Cleveland Jewish News, February, 2007
 
Hodge, Wayne, Aliens in Our Midst, The Reeler, December, 2006
 
Genocchio, Ben, Art in Review: For Hopeful Artists, the Search to be Just Themselves New York Times, April, 2006
 
Datta, Jyotirmoy, 2 S.Asians among 36 artists at Bronx Museum exhibit, News India Times, April, 2006
 
Modern Art Obsession, MAO does Art in the Bronx, March, 2006
 
Bronx Museum, AIM 26 Catalog, March 2006

Honors & Awards

2010- NY Workspace Consortium, Residency Extension, Center for Book Arts, New York City
2009- Artist in Residence, Center for Book Arts, New York City
2007- Studio Artist Fellowship, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, New York
2006- AIM, Artist in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York City
2006- Swing Space, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York City

Courses Taught/Teaching

Art 212- The Art of Digital Photography

Art 380- Digital Video Art: Editing and Production

Personal Website

Gautam Kansara Portfolio Site