Poets and Speakers

Amar Kanwar

Shahnaz Munni © Goethe-Institut

Foto: Goethe-Institut / Andrea Fernandes
Amar Kanwar is an artist and filmmaker based out of New Delhi. He is known for making films and creating arts projects that are complex, contemporary narratives connecting intimate personal spheres of existence to larger social political processes. Finding diverse audiences, Kanwar's work has been a vast journey of exploration of our relationship with the politics of power, violence, sexuality, ecology and justice. His works include The Sovereign Forest (2011-15), The Commons (2011), The Torn First Pages Part I, II and III (2004-2008), The Lightning Testimonies (2007), Henningsvaer (2006), To Remember (2003), A Night of Prophecy (2002) among many others. Amar Kanwar has been the recipient of awards such as the Leonore Annenberg Prize for Art and Social Change (2014); an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine (2006) and the Edvard Munch Award for Contemporary Art, Norway (2005 among others).