We are pleased to invite you for the screening “under my skin… under your skin”, a selection of Baptist Coelho’s video works (2006 to 2011) curated by Lina Vincent Sunish on the 10th of March 2015 from 7.30 pm onwards. The screening will be followed by an artist talk and discussion, moderated by Dr. Nora A. Taylor, Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

“under my skin… under your skin” – audio/video extract

Date: 10 Mar 2015, Tue
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Independent Archive, 67 Aliwal Street, Singapore 199942

“under my skin… under your skin”, was screened at Nepal Bharat Library in Kathmandu, Nepal; LAMO – Ladakh Arts and Media Organisation in Leh, India; Palais Bleu in Trogen, Switzerland; Commune Image in Saint-Ouen, France; S.a.L.E. Docks in Venice, Italy; Corner College in Zurich, Switzerland; DWIH New Delhi, in Ahmedabad, India; Hyderabad Literary Festival in Hyderabad, India; Greatmore Studios in Cape Town, South Africa and Fotogalleriet in Oslo, Norway. Further venues will be announced.

Images of the past venues

“under my skin… under your skin” One cannot interpret Baptist Coelho’s work from the surface: it is born, and thrives in the complexities under the apparent façade and probes to what is underneath. The compilation “under my skin… under your skin” attempts to string together conceptual underpinnings that recur in his work, particularly between 2006 -2011.
- extract from an essay by Lina Vincent Sunish

Baptist Coelho is an artist living and working in the Bombay, India. Coelho’s projects frequently merge personal research with collaborative participation and question established histories through various mediums. He has exhibited worldwide in museums, galleries and film screenings. In May 2015, he will have a solo exhibition at the Ladakh Arts and Media Organization in Leh, Inida. Baptist is the 2015-16 Leverhulme Artist in Residence at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. The artist lives and works in Mumbai, India.

Lina Vincent Sunish is an art historian and curator based in Bangalore, India. In the last ten years she has worked in the areas of arts research, design, curation, public art programming and contributes to various Indian and International art magazines.

Dr. Nora A. Taylor is Professor of South and Southeast Asian art history at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is currently Visiting Professor at the Nanyang Technological University’s School of Art, Media and Design and Research Fellow at the Center for Contemporary Art in Singapore. Her research is currently focused on the oral history of performance art in Singapore, Vietnam and Myanmar.