Amitesh Grover (India, b.1980) studied Live & Digital Arts at University of Arts London, U.K. His work occupies the intermediate space between Theatre, Performance, and Interactive Art. He has created work on Grief, on Sleep, on Happiness, and on several other ephemeral grounds of knowledge. He produces work in interdisciplinary ways, through performances, texts, objects, images, installations, and films. His practice highlights the performative common between society, technology and philosophy. His works are shown internationally at festivals and in theatres, galleries, public spaces, and on the internet.
He is the recipient of MASH FICA Award for New Media Artist and Bismillah Khan SNA Award for Theatre Direction. He was nominated for Arte Laguna Prize, Italy, and Forecast Award, Germany. He has been on numerous artist residencies including PACT Zollverein (Germany), Tokyo Culture Creation Project (Japan), KMAT Residency (Australia), & Rote Fabrik (Prohelvetia, Switzerland). He has given prominent talks on his work at Performance Studies International ’23 (Hamburg), University of Exeter (U.K.), Lasalle College of Art (Singapore), and National Drama Theatre (Lithuania), among others. He has also been on the jury of FICA Public Art Grant, ITFOK Kerala, & Theaterspektakel Switzerland. He is National School of Drama, India alumnus and CWIT scholar.
He has delivered visiting artist lecture at Cornell University (U.S.), and is visiting faculty at various arts and design colleges. He currently holds the post of Assistant Professor at National School of Drama (India), where he teaches Performance. His work, thoughts, and press reviews are available online <www.amiteshgrover.com>