Gautam Kansara (b. 1979, London) is an artist and educator based in Brooklyn, New York. Gautam’s video and photographic work is part of prestigious private collections including The Burger Collection, Hong Kong, and The Shreya and Swapan Seth Collection, New Delhi. Since 2002 his works have been featured internationally in numerous exhibitions and screenings, including including Lapses at the Harrington Street Arts Centre, Kolkata (2017); Speak Out at the Bronx Art Space, New York City (2016); The Time is NOW curated by the Rush Philanthropic Foundation at the Scope Art Fair, New York City (2015); Save As… at Shrine Empire Gallery, New Delhi (2014); Nite with the Poizon Dartz at Secret Project Robot, Brooklyn, NY (2013); This is familiar but I can’t remember now… at the Dumbo Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY (2012); Multiple, Unique, Limited: Selections from the Permanent Collection at The Center for Book Arts, New York City (2011); Don’t Hurry, Don’t Worry at Shrine Empire Gallery, New Delhi (2010); No Soul For Sale at X-Initiative, New York City (2009); Rencontres Internationales at the Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid (2008); TV Dinners at LMAK Projects, New York City (2007); AIM 26 at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York City (2006). Gautam has been an artist-in-residence at Smack Mellon, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace (2016) and Swing Space (2006), and the Center for Book Arts, all in New York City. Gautam is part of the faculty at Manhattan College’s Visual and Performing Arts Department, and New York University’s Department of Art and Art Professions. Most recently Gautam was part of the exhibition Lucid Dreams and Distant Visions at the Asia Society Museum in New York City (2017).


Contact: kansara_gautam@yahoo.com


The Place of the Self: Auto-ethnographic filmic writings and space by Miriam De Rosa, Publication of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy, May 2013

Frictive Familiarities by Diana Kaur, Catalog, Art Kino and Bastard Gallery, Stockholm, November 2010

Homeward Bound by Zeenat Nagree, TimeOut Mumbai, October 2010

A Curious Inheritance by Gopika Nath, Take On Art Magazine, July 2010

Gautam is Leaving Tomorrow by Natasha Baruah, Art Slant India, April 2010

A Place of Their Own by Sharmistha Ray, ArtPulse Magazine, November 2009

Way in the World by Sharmistha Ray, Art India Magazine, July 2009

Snapshots, the Airport, and Lunch by Stephen Maine, Real Art Ways Publication, 2008

WIR SIND IMMER FUR EUCH DA, Pressespiegel / We Wil Always Be There For You, German Press, April-July 2008

TV Dinners By Louky Keijsers, NY Arts Magazine, September 2007

Immigration’s faces at SPACES, Cleveland Jewish News, February 2007

Aliens In Our Midst by Wayne Hodge, The Reeler, December 2006

Artists in the Marketplace by Jyotirmoy Datta, News India Times, April 2006

For Hopeful Artists, the Search to Be Just Themselves By Benjamin Genocchio, New York Times, April 2006

MAO does art in the Bronx!, Modern Art Obsession, March 2006