Moonis Ahmad


Moonis Ahmad (b. 1992, works between Kashmir and Melbourne) is an artist born in Kashmir whose practice transverses various media that include installation, sculpture, programming, sound and video. Through an intersection of art, philosophical speculation and historical enquiry, his work seeks to contemplate the emergence of new worlds and heretical flights of time to critically address the questions of territory, language, belonging, gatherings and borders. He has shown in various solo and group exhibitions internationally such as ‘Anarchic Archive: Spectres of Inconsistency’ at The Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne, Australia in 2021; ‘Atlas Holding the Heavens’ at Vadhera Contemporary, New Delhi, India in 2019; ‘De/ceasing Relevance: Figuring the Local’ at Sattlekamer, Bern, Switzerland, in 2018; ‘A Million Mutinies Later – India at 70’, at Turner House, Cardiff, UK; ‘Games of Chance’, curated by Leandre D’Souza at Goa Centre of Arts, India, in 2019; amongst others. He has also participated in various residency programmes such as ‘The Shifting Place: Understanding Territorialities: Identity, Place & Possession’ at UNIDEE, Cittadelarte, Italy 2016, Three-month Residency at Stadtgalerie, Bern & HSLU, Luzern Switzerland organized by Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council. Currently, he is a Sessional Lecturer at the University of Melbourne.