Mohit Shelare (b. 1992, based in Amravati) trained as a painter and developed a self-taught practice in performance. His specific interest lies in reading the body in protest practices. Mohit’s work investigates sewage lines, biometric machines and dance. His works expands on fundamental body gestures such as breathing, drinking and standing, experienced within mechanisms of violence. He brings together drawings and texts alongside remains of performances to create mental reconstructions of historical and fictive situations, sites and events.
Shelare facilitates research and conducts modules in universities and institutions. Presently, he serves as an assistant professor at Hindustan University, Chennai, and is a researcher at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. Mohit’s participations include Home Workspace Programme, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, in 2019; Five Million Incidents, India, in 2019; the Kochi Student’s Biennale, India, in 2016, and Sifting Futur in Switzerland, in 2015.