Vivek Vilasini


(b. 1964, lives and works lives in Bangalore, India)

Vivek Vilasini trained as a Radio Officer at All India Marine College, Kerala and then went on to study political science (1987) from the university of Kerala. He trained in sculptural practices from traditional craftsmen, and went on to become an artist who works across digital and sculptural media, with a particular interest in structures of knowledge, politics and identity. More recently, interested in resilience and climate change, he has planted a forest in Munnar, a lab for growing varieties of food adapted to the changing environment. Vilasini was part of a group of transnational artists gathered in the UAE in the 1990s, and his work was included in the exhibition But We Cannot See Them at the NYU AT Art Gallery in 2017. His works have shown at the first Montevideo Biennale, inaugural Kochi Muziris Biennale, Prague Biennale, ARCO Madrid, MOCA-Shanghai, CCCB-Barcelona, Spain, Chicago Art Fair, Newark Museum, Sharjah Museum, Sharjah Biennial 2007 and 2009, and the Indian Highway show which travelled to many museums around the world.