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Artist

Wasim Mushtaq Wani

  • CountryIndia
  • Born1973

About

Wasim Mushtaq Wani teaches fine art at the Aligarh Muslim University. His video work addresses poignantly yet obliquely the everyday violence experienced in occupied Kashmir as well as the burden on artistic work from within and without a so called ‘conflict zone’.

He is a founder member of Contemporary Art Foundation (NGO to practice and promote art awareness in Kashmir), which was active from 1995 to 1999. He received a BFA degree from the Institute of Music & Fine Art, Srinagar in 2000 and an MFA in Painting from Visva Bharati Santinekatan in 2003.

He has participated in numerous exhibitions of contemporary art as well as held solo exhibitions of his work. In 2008, Wasim presented two Short Films (Rahi Zindagi tu Phir Milenge and Shopkeeper) in the workshop Logistics of Perception: Images from Conflict Zones organised by MAJLIS (Mumbai) at Adi Shakti Pondichery. He is currently a lecturer in the department of Fine Art, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.

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