Arshad Hakim (b. 1992) attained his BFA from Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU (2014), MFA from the Shiv Nadar University (2016) and was a fellow at Ashkal Alwan—The Lebanese Association of Plastic Arts (2017-18). They are interested in the essay form; forms of narrative that are first person based, fragmentary and non-linear. They make video/film essays and drawings derived from philosophy, film, theology and music. 

2016: Masters of Fine Arts (MFA), Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida, India
2014: Bachelors of Visual Arts (BVA), Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, India

2017-2018: Home Workspace Program, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon

Screenings, Exhibitions and Displays
2020: Zones of Convergence/Divergence, online group exhibition, the Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
2020: A voyage of seemingly propulsive speed and an apparent absolute stillness, group exhibition at Gallery Ark, Vadodara, India
2019: Wrong Biennale, online screening of at the overturn
2019: This is the rhythm of the night, lecture performance, IO Project Space, New Delhi, India
2019: View India, Landskrona Foto Festival, Landskrona, Sweden
2019: Critical Constellations, group exhibition by Foundation of Indian Contemporary Art at IGNCA, New Delhi, India
2018: As we become, group exhibition, Gallery 320, New Delhi, India
2018: Open Studio, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon
2017: Watermelon, Fish and Half Ghost, group exhibition, Swiss Cottage Gallery, London
2016: Final Review, group exhibition, G.159, Bangalore, India
2016: Imagined Futures, Reconstructed Pasts, group exhibition, Bikaner House, New Delhi, India
2016: till032016, site specific solo exhibition in the parking basement of HCL technologies Admin Tower, Noida, India
2016: The animal has its anomalous, solo exhibition, G.159, Bangalore, India
2015: Recent Works, solo exhibition, #1ShanthiRoad Studio/Gallery, Bangalore, India
2015: Summer Residency Open Studio, group exhibition, #1ShanthiRoad Studio/Gallery, Bangalore, India

2019: Speculation on two possible fissures, published in Issue 6, Arts of the Working Class
2016: 250 Words by My Peers, published as part of the exhibition As you can see, curated by Meenakshi Thirukode

2016: Negotiating Space: Art and Dissent, Summer School at the ZHDK, Zurich held in partnership with Manifesta 11
2015: Touching Reality, workshop on “Affective Transmissions”  by Nohar Ben Asher, Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida