Sanchayan Ghosh, born in Kolkata, is an artist and pedagogue. He received his MFA (1997) and BFA (1995) from Kala Bhavan, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, where he currently works as an associate professor in the Department of Painting. He lives and works in Santiniketan, India.
Through his continuous exploration in site-specific interactive art practice, Ghosh has over the years been exploring workshop-based collective community dialogues and worked closely with different theater forms from all over India. He has been awarded the Charles Wallace Fellowship, UK in 2004 and worked on Merge Down and Resist with three generations of Asian migrants in Bristol. He has also participated in the Kochi-Muziris Biennale and explored the community sound project Incomplete Circles, Invisible Voices in 2012. In 2017, he has participated in the aneducation project Under the Mango Tree in Documenta14 and conducted a Circle Walk. He has been associated with different pedagogy projects with NSD, FICA and Five Million Incidents of Max Mueller Bhavana, Kolkata. Further he co-curated the second session of Under the Mango Tree in Santiniketan in 2020 and is one of the curators of the 2018 Kochi-Muziris Students’ Biennale, Kochi.
Ghosh’s collaborative sound project Short Wave’s Transit Tales commissioned by Documenta under its radio project was transmitted in eight countries of four continents. This piece has been recently selected as one of the 80 works from the world to be 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, Experimenter, Kolkata, 2010.