Ali Akbar Mehta

Ali Akbar Mehta (b. 1983, Mumbai, India)

is a Transmedia Contemporary Artist whose practice is concerned with collective memetic history, narratives of memory and identity formations in relations to the ‘Other’, confronting through inquiry the political-religious-socio-economic quadrangle as a constant existence of our lives and investigates the themes of the Hero and his/her position in contemporary society and so making visible silenced histories of violence and trauma by encoding new archetypes, hybrid mythologies, and culture jamming, and has exhibited his projects in Mumbai, Helsinki, and Tampere. He is the co-founder of Museum of Impossible Forms, Helsinki, where he is engaged in formulating a curatorial function in the political public sphere of Kontula, and exploring the possibilities of knowledge production through the archive.

He is currently pursuing a Master’s in Visual Contemporary Culture in Art at Aalto University’s Art, Design and Architecture Department, Helsinki, Finland.
He lives and works in Helsinki and Mumbai.

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BFA (Painting) Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, 2005MFA (ViCCA) Aalto University of Art, Design and Architecture, currently studying

Founder Member of Museum of Impossible Forms, Helsinki

Founder Member of D/func.t Collective, Helsinki

aliakbarmehta@gmail.com

www.aliakbarmehta.wordpress.com

www.256millioncoloursofviolence.com