Announcing the recipient of the 2019 edition of the MASH FICA Award – dedicated to supporting artists working in new media. The Jury for the MASH FICA Award 2019 comprised of artists Shilpa Gupta and Ranbir Kaleka, Sabih Ahmed, Researcher, Asia Art Archive, Shalini Passi, art patron and Founder, MASH and Vidya Shivadas, Director, FICA.
A compendium of the most significant video work of eight leading South Asian artists - Anita Dube, Jitish Kallat, Mithu Sen, Pushpamala N, Ranbir Kaleka, Raqs Media Collective, Sonia Khurana, and Surekha - who through their work explore the challenges they encounter in contemporary society, including issues of nationalism, fundamentalism, and racism.
Amitesh Grover was announced as the recipient of the MASH FICA Award 2019 for his project 'Missing Bodies | Quantified Self'. Grover’s project looks at the intimate interaction between body and technology in the age of institutional surveillance - asking informed and critical questions around the intersection of art and technology in understanding contemporary social change.
Conundrums is a compendium of video art by leading Indian video artists that engage innumerable dilemma ’s encountered by them including issues around nationalism, fundamentalism, race, and dystopia that leave us anxious, confused and vulnerable to the world around us.
Anita Dube, Jitish Kallat, Mithu Sen, Sonia Khurana, Surekha, Pushpamala N., Ranbir Kaleka and Raqs Media Collective.