Devashish Sharma has a BFA in Painting from the Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, and an MFA from the Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida. Devashish is currently based in Bangalore. In 2018, he received the Public Art Grant from FICA, New Delhi and was able to pursue his interest in setting up a museum for the children of the villages of Kumharpara and Balengapara, Chattisgarh. His practice revolves around the ideas of bodily experience and movement, and the politics of curating. Through his work he hopes to explore how institutions are produced, and the influence they have on society.
Road number zero is located between Delhi and Gurgaon, and is home to a diverse range of spaces, people, objects and processes. As zero has no positional value, the naming of a space as zero causes the site and its contents to experience a loss of referentiality. Using the road as a metaphor for the larger phenomena of relocation, displacement and loss of reference, and the inevitable recreation of a referentiality that is experienced in the act of inhabiting space and time, the project intends to initiate dialogues about the social and aesthetic forces that produced and guide the progress of Road Number Zero. A Hundred Letters is an invitation for people to reflect and respond to the documentation of the road that will be presented at Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan.