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 work has been featured internationally in numerous exhibitions and screenings, including A nite with the Poizon Dartz, Secret Project Robot Art Experiment, Brooklyn, NY (2013); This is familiar, but I can’t remember now…, Dumbo Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY (2012); Multiple, Unique, Limited: Selections from the Permanent Collection at The Center for Book Arts in New York City (2011); Don’t Hurry, Don’t Worry at Shrine Empire Gallery in New Delhi (2010); No Soul For Sale at X-Initiative in New York City (2009), us between us at Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT (2008); Rencontres Internationales at the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid (2008); We Will Always Be There For You at Kunsthaus Dresden (2008); TV Dinners at LMAK Projects, New York City (2007); AIM 26 at The Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York City (2006). Gautam has been an artist-in-residence at Smack Mellon, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space, and the Center for Book Arts, all in New York City. Gautam is faculty at Manhattan College’s Department of Fine Arts, and a adjunct professor at New York University’s Department of Art and Art Professions.


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