Sanchayan Ghosh (b. 1970) born in Kolkata, is currently an Associate Professor, Department of Painting, Kala Bhavan, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan. He completed his Masters of Fine Arts, Department of Painting, Kala Bhavan, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan in 1997.
Sanchayan Ghosh has been practicing site-specific art as a workshop based collective community dialogue leading to numerous forms of public engagements over the last twenty years. His interest in process based collaborative making and sharing of art lead him to interact also with different performance forms from all over India. Moreover through his regular engagement in pedagogy he has explored art practice as a critical engagement of individual and collective conversation where he has collaborated and participated in different interdisciplinary encounters exploring institutional space as an interface of the private and the public. He has also worked in different kinds of self organized initiatives in different parts of the world and explored transforming relationships of land, location, labour and practice.
Ghosh has been associated with different pedagogy projects in Kala Bhavana, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan, National School of Drama(NSD), FICA( New Delhi) and Five Million Incidents of Max Mueller Bhavana, Kolkata. He has participated in Kochi Muziris Biennale and explored a community sound project “Incomplete Circles, Invisible Voices” in 2012. He also co-curated the second session of Under The Mango Tree in Santiniketan in 2020. Ghosh’s collaborative sound project (work of art) ‘Short Wave’s Transit Tales’ is commissioned by Documenta14 (the German international exhibition project, under its Radio project and was transmitted in 8 countries of 4 continents). This piece has been shown in three exhibitions in Basel, Switzerland and Berlin and Weimar, Germany. His selected solo exhibitions include Reversed Perspective:3 Conjunctures, 2014 and Sisyphus Effect, together with Experimenter, Kolkata, 2010.
Ghosh lives and works in Santiniketan and Kolkata, West Bengal India.
Installation view of shadow casting