(b. 1960, lives and works in Delhi, India)
Inder Salim is a conceptual performance artist and poet practicing for over 25 years. Within the landscape of contemporary art in India, Salim’s ground-breaking, body-centric work has few parallels: a multidisciplinary artist using video and photography as well as the Internet interfaces to expand upon his bodily interventions, Inder Salim has foregrounded the role of art as activism. Reflecting upon the relationship between art and its relevance to the world, Inder Salim has performed at different venues in India. He was a Sarai Independent Fellow in 2006-07, he was one of the mentors of the City-as-Studio program at Sarai/CSDS and is organised Harkat@Sarai, a series of open-ended performance art events. He organized Art Karavan International in the year 2010, where 30 artists from India and the world travelled for two and a half months through nine cities in Northern India, with the objective of experimenting with open-ended interactive processes of art.