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Khursheed Ahmad

Khursheed Ahmad
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Khursheed Ahmad, born into a family of folk artists called ‘Bhand’ in Kashmir, who over the centuries have played different roles in public theatrical spaces. He has pursued a bachelor’s degree (painting) from Kashmir University and completed a master’s degree in Visual Arts from Ambedkar University Delhi in 2018. His interests in art practice lie in multiple disciplines i.e. performance, text, sound, drawing, found object, and photography. He has shown his work at various exhibitions in India such as his work at Serendipity Arts festival Goa (Dec.) 2019; Artist in Residency at Serendipity Arts Foundation India (Aug.) 2019;  Artist in Residency at Tifa Pune supported by Inlaks Foundation India (Nov-Dec) 2018;  Noon Tauth, Kashmir “Performance art event in Srinagar (Sept.) 2018;  Group show “FICA at C13” Delhi 2017; The longest performance day “Sambhrama” Vankatapa art gallery Bangalore 2017;  “Imaginarium Sensuous experiments”. MARRA Bangalore 2016 and has participated in Kolkata international performance art festival 2015 and Kochi Muziris Biennale “students biennale” 2014-2015; Khursheed was a recipient of Inlaks Foundation India “Fine art award 2018” which is annually granted to five emerging  artist from all over India and First prize winner in J&K state annual art exhibition (JKAACL) 2013-14. Khursheed has been selected for Artist in Residence at Darling foundry Montreal Canada (2020). He Co-founded an artist-run space Shikargah collective.He lives and Works in Indian occupied Kashmir and Delhi, India.