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Intiyaz Ansari

Intiyaz Ansari
First at Khoj


Born on June 6, 1995 in Jharkhand, India. At an early age, he developed creative skills and grew, he witnessed various social situations and family experiences that impacted his memories and artistic sensitivity.

Between 2013 and 2019, he studied Visual arts at University of Jamia Millia Islamia (new Delhi, India), where he obtained a master's degree in painting with maximum distinction (MFA Grant), a specialty that drives him to develop the first stage of his career in pictorial expression, achieving numerous recognitions in the academic field. Throughout his life, Intiyaz has been in the middle of various social situations and family experiences that had lasting impact on his memories and artistic sensitivity. His artwork often sheds light on crucial childhood events related to migration and marginalization. Realising many ofthese hardships were not unique, but often a shared reality, he started to question why injustice is overlooked as a societal norm—and why it is so hard to talk about it openly. While camouflaging high tension citizen crises, each artwork presents us with an underlying question regarding labour, production, protest, and identity.

He has held numerous exhibitions of his artistic work, Group Exhibition Emerging artist, Shrishti art gallery Hyderabad (2019), Group Exhibition Goa affordable art fest (2019), Group Exhibition Nine Fish Art gallery, Mumbai (2019), Group Exhibition AMU Gallery Aligarh (2019), Work selected for Drawing Exchange Program by Gallery ARTOZ (2020), Group Exhibition GalleryRa Ahmedabad (2021), Group Exhibition with Apparao Galleries in Lodhi Hotel in Delhi (2022). Solo Show with The Method (Mumbai) 2022.
Group Exhibition with Apparao Galleries in Magnolias Gurgaon (2022), Group Show Title About the box in Lalit Kala Delhi 2022. Standing out with his participation in Kochi Student’s Biennale, 2018. He also stands out for having participated in Residency PEERS Residency (2019), Residency in Pathway school (2020), Art for change International art Residency (2020), Next step residency 1shantiroad (2021) .which has led him to carry out exchanges of cultural experiences with national and international artists. He got grant for continue his practice KHOJ Support Grants 2020 and FICA Emerging Artist Grant 2021.

Experience that has meant expanding his artistic knowledge exponentially and also investigating new ways of conceiving art with a contemporary approach. Currently, he has worked as a Graphics Designer in the area of ​​art and culture in New Delhi. In creative terms, he is exploring new expressive devices to continue developing his artistic work.