Born in India in 1977, Baptist Coelho frequently merges personal research with collaborations from various cultures, geographies and histories. His work takes the form of human-shaped media-landscapes which often contend with history, the environment, conflict, emotion and randomness. As part of his practice, Coelho incorporates installation, video, sound, photography, found objects, site-specific works and public-art projects.
In 2006, Baptist received his Masters of Arts from the Birmingham Institute of Art & Design (BIAD), UK. Solo Exhibitions have included BIAD, Birmingham (2006); Grand Palais, Bern (2009); Visual Arts Gallery, Delhi (2009) and Project 88, Mumbai (2009). His work has been exhibited at galleries and institutions, including Contemporary Art Centre, Lithuania (2011); Zacheta National Art Gallery, Poland (2011); Essl Museum, Austria (2010); Gwangju Museum of Art, South Korea (2010) and Devi Art Foundation, India (2008), amongst others. Coelho’s videos have been screened at institutions, including MAXXI, Rome (2011); Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel (2011) MAC, Lyon (2011); Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland (2010); HEART – Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark (2010); MuVIM, Valencia (2009), amongst others. He has also participated in artist-in-residence programmes, workshops, panel discussions and artist talks in India, South Korea, Thailand, UK, Switzerland and Poland.
Coelho was awarded the Façade Video Award (2011) by Art Today Association, Bulgaria; Promising Artist Award (2007) by Art India and India Habitat Centre, India and the Johnson Prize Fund (2006) by BIAD, UK.
The artist lives and works in Mumbai, India.