Arijit Bhattacharyya

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Arijit Bhattacharyya, born in West Bengal, is an artist and independent curator currently based in Weimar. His practice revolves around contentious narratives of resistance through social engagements, design interventions and lecture performances.

Through his artworks he deals with questions about identity, power and history and how these manifest in social contexts. He is deeply invested in the conversations of postcolonial identity, decoloniality, social marginalization and social disobedience. His practice stirs up prevalent structures that determine the way we live, drawing resistance against different kinds of injustice and oppression.

His artistic discourse is deeply rooted in the dissecting trajectories of socio-political history and its implications in cultural practices. His practice can be perceived as a stance of speaking up to power. As a curator he is invested in artistic practices that investigate methods of social agitation. Arijit triggers us to see what we want to close our eyes to, while inspiring us to re-imagine structures that define who we are.