Biography

Veer Munshi born in Srinagar Kashmir studied fine arts from M.S.University Baroda who now lives in Delhi/Gurgaon for last 26 years. He has addressed a range of subjects in the course of his his artistic career that spans for three decades but exile remains his most fundamental condition and preoccupation. Munshi consistently used his art to reflect his anguish at the situation in his home state, his pain and struggle spilling over onto his canvass. Making a human rights statement rather than a political one, he has constantly sought to highlight the turmoil that comes with his separation from his heritage, and to highlight the increasingly the narrow space that exists for culture and art in his state. He is also convinced that art. Because of its universal nature, can play a significant role in the resolution of the Kashmir situation.

Veer has 17 solo shows to his credit in Delhi Mumbai ,Kolkata ,Perth, Edinburg and at united nations Geneva through his varied medium of expression such as installations, videos, paintings and photographs. Besides many honors he received National Award and senior fellowship from minister of culture Govt. of India His works can be seen in various collections in india and abroad that includes National gallery of modern art N.Delhi , Smart Museum of Art Chicago, Indo- Australian Institute museum Melbourne

Veer Munshi A Kashmiri artist who now lives in Delhi has consistently used his art to reflect his anguish at the situation in his home state, his pain and struggle spilling over onto his canvass. Making a human rights statement rather than a political one, he has constantly sought to highlight the turmoil that comes with his separation from his heritage, and to highlight the increasingly the narrow space that exists for culture and art in his state. He is also convinced that art. Because of its universal nature, can play a significant role in the resolution of the Kashmir situation. Unlike other contemporary artists, though, viewing pleasure is no motivator for veer in the creation of his art-,rather it is about sharing a personally-felt experience as a ‘refugee’. His paintings and installations reflect a Kashmir that is in the context of the Kashmir.

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