Sanchayan Ghosh

My photoW1970, Kolkata, India. Lives and works in Santiniketan, India.

Sanchayan Ghosh secured Masters in Fine Art-1997, Bachelor of Fine Arts from Kala Bhavan,Visva Bharati University- 1995; currently works as an Associate Professor, Department of Painting, Kala Bhavan, Visva Bharati University,Santiniketan.

Over the years, Sanchayan has been interested in site-specific art and has done extensive work in space designing for experimental and contemporary theatre. With his early inspirations from community ritual events in Santniketan and his workshop experience with Third theatre exponent Badal Sarkar he involves community based art activity where he tries to engage in specific community situations through workshops, which then gets transformed into an interactive/participatory activity. It is a necessity therefore to usually share his workshop oriented practice in public spaces. These lead to site-specific interdisciplinary activities and multi layered installations and performances. Through his continuous exploration in site-specific interactive art practice, Ghosh has over the years been exploring spaces between institution and pedagogy and succeeded in extending art and performance from institutional spaces to public situations.

Sanchayan’s Community Based Engagements and Site specific Projects include: Incomplete Circles: Invisible Voices: A workshop based engagement with different communities of Fort Kochi on relationship of Language that evolved into a site specific Sound Installation in Kochi Biennale 2012-13. Merge Emerge: An ongoing Shadow Casting Interactive project with Final year students of Kala Bhavana Visva Bharati, Santniketan, 2004 to 2014.