Salik Ansari (India) has a practice that revolves around the idea of displacement across the land, water and in new mediums (the digital). Having trained in Visual Arts and Communication Design, he uses different methods and mediums in approaching specific subject and problems. Salik works across mediums including installation, designed objects, video, drawings, and performance.

During his Delfina residency, Salik intends to do a research-based work, exploring the idea of displacement within human to digital human spectrum, investigating the relationship between the real and the digital.

Salik holds MDes in visual communication from the IDC school of design, IIT Bombay, India (2017). He also holds BFA in Painting from Sir JJ School of Art, Mumbai (2014). He spent one year at Fabrica communication research center as an artist/designer, Italy (2018). In 2017 he was nominated for Hublot design award.

Recent shows include: No lines in the sea, Fabrica space, Venice (2018); The Rejoinders, g39 gallery, Cardiff (2018); Distant Mirrors, Alte Fabrik, Switzerland (2017); Chapter 1: Coming together, Jehangir Art Gallery, India (2016); Painting the real, Kunst Zeug Haus, Switzerland (2014).

With support from

Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation and Charles Wallace India Trust


Season 1


Autumn 2019


Please note all artist-in-residence biographies are accurate at the time of their residency. For up-to-date bios please visit the artist’s website.

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