b. 1983, India
Currently in Delhi and Istanbul.
Mochu works with video and text arranged as installations, lectures and publications. Techno-scientific fictions feature prominently in his practice, often overlapping with instances or figures drawn from art history and philosophy. Recent projects have explored cyberpunk nostalgia, corporate horror, mad geologies, psychedelic subcultures and Indian Modernist painting. He is the author of the books Bezoar Delinqxenz (forthcoming from Edith-Russ-Haus / Sternberg Press, 2023), and Nervous Fossils: Syndromes of the Synthetic Nether (Reliable Copy / KNMA, 2022). He is a recipient of the Edith-Russ-Haus Grant for Media Art (2020-22), and his works have previously been supported by Ashkal Alwan, India Foundation for the Arts and The Sarai Programme. Exhibitions include Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst, 9th Asia Pacific Triennial, Sharjah Biennial 13, 4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale and transmediale:BWPWAP.


2008: Graduate Diploma in Film and Video Communication, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, IN


2023: (forthcoming) Bezoar Delinqxenz, published by Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst and Sternberg Press, DE/UK
2022: Nervous Fossils, published by Reliable Copy and KNMA, IN

Solo Exhibition

2022: Sentient Picnic, Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg, DE

Group Exhibitions / Screenings / Lectures

2021: Senkron, hosted by pose.hello, Istanbul, TR
2021: VisionMix: Loss & Transience 2, videoclub UK + Hong-Gah Museum Taipei, TW
2020: Chiayi International Art Documentary Film Festival, Chiayi City, TW
2019: (postponed) Home Works Forum 8, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, LB
2018: 9th Asia Pacific Triennial, QAGOMA, Brisbane, AU
2018: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life, 4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi, IN
2018: Films in the Forest - PostScripts, Chareon Contemporaries, Bangkok Biennial, Bangkok, TH
2018: Apple in Dream Mode, Mumbai Art Room, Mumbai, IN
2017: What time is it? Convened by Sarai-CSDS and Raqs Media Collective, Delhi, IN
2017: Tamawuj, Sharjah Biennial 13, Sharjah, AE
2017: Hangar for the Passerby, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Delhi, IN
2016: Metabolisms: Exposure 8, Beirut Art Center, Beirut, LB
2016: Life in the Deep, Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai, IN
2015: IFA showcase, National Gallery of Modern Art, Bangalore, IN
2015: IFA showcase, Project 88, Mumbai, IN
2015: Signs Festival, Kochi, IN
2015: Collectif Jeune Cinema, Paris, FR
2015: The Foveal Experiment, Khoj International Artists Association, Delhi, IN
2013: Sarai Reader 09: The Exhibition, Devi Art Foundation, Delhi, IN
2013: Transmediale BWPWAP, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, DE
2012: World Event Young Artists (WEYA), UK Young Artists and Arts Council England, Nottingham, UK

Fellowships / Grants / Residencies

2021: pose artist run space, Istanbul, TR
2020: Media Art Grant of The Foundation of Lower Saxony, Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg, DE
2018: Alserkal Residency, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, AE
2016: Fellowship and study program at Home Workspace Program, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, LB
2014: Research residency at Utopiana, Geneva and ProHelvetia, Zurich, CH
2013: Arts Research and Documentation Grant, India Foundation for the Arts, Bangalore, IN
2012: City as Studio 03 Fellowship for Contemporary Art and Cultural Practice, Sarai-CSDS, Delhi, IN

Short Publications

2019: (anthology) The Last Resident, The Contemporary Condition series, Aarhus University, ARoS Art Museum and Sternberg press, DK/UK
2015: (anthology) Studies in South Asian Film and Media, Volume 6, Number 2, Intellect Journal, UK