Baptist Coelho's projects uncover stories connected to geography, history, community, or an individual persona. His practice resonates with themes such as random thought, emotional states and corporeality that attempt to reveal the human condition through observation and collaboration. Through many of his works he explores the past and present state of conflict, war and its aftermath. Coelho’s multi-disciplinary expressions are filtered from vast tracts of research and oral history which he garners from conversations in diverse parts of the world.
Coelho received his Masters of Arts from Birmingham Institute of Art & Design - BIAD, UK (2006). He was awarded the ‘Façade Video Award’ by Art Today Association, Bulgaria; ‘Promising Artist Award’ by Art India & India Habitat Centre, Delhi and ‘Johnson Prize Fund’ by BIAD, UK. Solo Exhibitions include, Ladakh Arts and Media Organisation - LAMO, Leh (2015); Pump House Gallery, London (2012); Grand Palais, Bern (2009); Project 88, Mumbai (2009); Visual Arts Gallery, Delhi (2009) and BIAD, UK (2006). His works have been exhibited at Jönköpings Läns Museum, Sweden; CASS Sculpture Foundation, Goodwood; MAC, Lyon; MAXXI, Rome; Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg; amongst others. He has also participated in various international artist residencies; conducted community workshops, artist talks and panel discussions across Asia, Europe and South Africa.
In October 2015, Baptist will have a Solo Exhibition at the Goethe-Zentrum in Hyderabad. He is the 2015-16 Leverhulme Artist-in-Residence at the Department of War Studies, King's College London. An exhibition arising from the residency is scheduled to take place at King's in the autumn of 2016. The artist lives and works in Mumbai.