Baptist Coelho

In 2006, Baptist Coelho received his Masters of Arts from the Birmingham Institute of Art & Design (BIAD), UK. He was awarded the 'Sovereign Asian Art Prize' (2016) by The Sovereign Art Foundation, Hong Kong; ‘Façade Video Award’ (2011) by Art Today Association, Plovdiv-Bulgaria; ‘Promising Artist Award’ (2007) by Art India & India Habitat Centre, Delhi-India and ‘Johnson Prize Fund’ (2006) by BIAD, Birmingham-UK. Solo Exhibitions include, Somerset House, London-UK (2016); Goethe-Zentrum, Hyderabad-India (2015); Project 88, Mumbai-India (2015); Ladakh Arts and Media Organization in Leh-India (2015); Pump House Gallery, London-UK (2012); Grand Palais, Bern-Switzerland (2009); Project 88, Mumbai-India (2009); Visual Arts Gallery, Delhi-India (2009) and BIAD, UK (2006). Baptist has done live performances at SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney-Australia (2019); New Art Exchange, Nottingham-UK (2018); Centre Pompidou, Paris-France (2018) and Pump House Gallery, London-UK (2011). His works have been exhibited at the Arab-Jewish Culture Center, Haifa-Israel (2015); Museo de la Ciudad, Cuernavaca-Mexico (2013); Heritage Transport Museum, Gurgaon-India (2013); CASS Sculpture Foundation, Goodwood-UK (2012); Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing-China (2012); Zacheta National Art Gallery, Poland- Warsaw (2011); Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg-Austria (2010); Gwangju Museum of Art, South Korea (2010); Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon-India (2008); among others. Baptist’s videos have been screened at the Centre Pompidou, Paris-France (2018); State Darwin Museum, Moscow- Russia (2016); Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles-USA (2016); Jönköpings Läns Museum, Sweden (2013); The Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York-USA (2013); Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo (MAXXI), Rome-Italy (2011); Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon (MAC), France (2011); Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland (2010); HEART - Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark (2010); Museu Valencià de la Il•lustració i de la Modernitat (MuVIM), Spain (2009); among others.

Baptist was the 2015-16 Leverhulme Artist-in-Residence at the Department of War Studies, King's College London and has done artist residencies at Artspace, Sydney-Australia (2019); Centre International d’Accueil et d’Echanges des Récollets, Paris-France (2012); Delfina Foundation, London-UK (2011); Art Today Association, Plovdiv-Bulgaria (2012); PROGR, Bern- Switzerland (2009); among others. The artist has also conducted various community workshops, artist talks, panel discussions across Asia, UAE, South Africa, Australia, UK and Europe. Baptist is represented by Project 88, Mumbai-India and his works are in the collections of the Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg-Austria; Devi Foundation, Gurgaon-India and various private collections. In 2019, Baptist has been awarded research residencies at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris- France and NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore. The artist is based in Mumbai.

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