Budhaditya Chattopadhyay
Artista
BIO

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay is an Indian-born media artist, researcher, and writer with a PhD in artistic research and sound studies from the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Leiden University, The Netherlands. Chattopadhyay produces works for installation and live performance broadly dealing with contemporary issues such as climate crisis, human intervention in the environment and ecology, race and migration. Conceptually, Chattopadhyay’s work inquires about the materiality, objecthood, site, and technological mediation of sound, and addresses the aspects of subjectivity, contemplation, mindfulness, and transcendence inherent in listening. His artistic practice intends to shift the emphasis from object to situation, and from immersion to discourse in the realm of sound and media art. His works are published by Gruenrekorder (Germany) and Touch (UK). Chattopadhyay has received numerous fellowships, residencies and international awards, and his works have been widely exhibited, performed or presented across the globe. Prior to his PhD, Chattopadhyay has graduated from the national film school of India specializing in sound recording, and received a Master of Arts degree in new media/sound art from Aarhus University, Denmark.