b. 1983, India
Currently in Delhi and Istanbul.

Mochu works with video and text arranged as installations, lectures and publications. Technoscientific fictions feature prominently in his practice, often modulated with anxiety, futurity and weird selfhoods, and interspersed with cameos from art history and philosophy. Recent projects have explored cyberpunk nostalgia, corporate horror, mad geologies and psychedelic subcultures.

Mochu is the author of the books Bezoar Delinqxenz (Edith-Russ-Haus + Sternberg Press, 2023), and Nervous Fossils: Syndromes of the Synthetic Nether (Reliable Copy + KNMA, 2022). He is a recipient of fellowships from Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst, Ashkal Alwan, India Foundation for the Arts and The Sarai Programme, with exhibitions at HKW, Whitechapel Gallery, 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: 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

2024: Artists Film International,Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø, NW
2024: Rencontres Internationales, HKW, Berlin, DE
2023: Artists Film International, FundaciĆ³n Proa, Buenos Aires, AR
2023: Artists Film International, n.b.k Berlin, DE
2023: Artists Film International, GAMeC Bergamo, IT
2023: Rencontres Internationales, Paris, FR
2023: Artists Film International, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
2023: Artists Film International, Project 88, Mumbai, IN
2022: Frieze Art Fair, London, UK
2022: Time Travel Across Many-Worlds, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
2021: VisionMix: Loss & Transience 2, videoclub UK + Hong-Gah Museum Taipei, 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: 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: Signs Festival, Kochi, IN
2013: Sarai Reader 09: The Exhibition, Devi Art Foundation, Delhi, IN
2013: Transmediale BWPWAP, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, DE

Fellowships / Grants / Residencies

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

Reviews / Features / Interviews

Essay+Review: Underlands: Sophie J Williamson explores how artists are critically reconnecting to our 'geological ancestry'

Feature - 'Remote Gods: Mochu's Weird, Groovy Cinematic Universe' by Rahel Aima, ArtReview Asia, Winter 2020

Book Review: Voyages through Time, by Chloe Chu, ArtAsiaPacific, ISSUE NOV 01, 2022

Amphibian Heroes, Skins, Naive Effects, by Lantian Xie, ArtAsiaPacific, ISSUE 114 JUL/AUG 2019

Review - 'The language of undoing: at the 9th Asia Pacific Triennial' by Bansie Vasvani, The Hindu, 2019

Review - 'Take me to the other side' by Sujatha Shankar Kumar, The Hindu, 2015