Yashas Shetty is an artist and musician based in Bangalore, India. His practice is rooted at the intersection of pedagogy, art and science. He is an artist in residence at the Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design and Technology, where he set up the Center for Experimental Media Arts (CEMA) and (Art)scienceBLR, a public laboratory that facilitates discursive projects between artists, scientists and the public. He is the co-founder of the critically acclaimed Hackteria.org, a lifescience technologies platform. In 2006, he founded
The Indian Sonic Research Organisation, a community research laboratory for experimental music and sound art.
Yashas's work has been exhibited in galleries, museums and festivals around the world including Haus Der Kulturen derWelt(2020), Taipei Biennial (2012), ArsElectronica, Linz (2012), Fundacian Botin,Spain (2013), Science Gallery, Dublin (2014). His practice has received critical acclaim and won awards at the Ars Electronica Festival, Linz / Austria (2011 and 2012), the International Genetic Engineered Machines competition at MIT (in 2009 and 2011) and the BIOMOD competition at Harvard University (2011).
He is the recipient of a Charles Wallace and Inlaks foundation grant and an Akademie Schloss Solitude Fellowship.