22 February 2018
In my practice, I am interested in moments in which counter-cultural movements and modes of protest and criticality have emerged. Previous projects have dealt with Inuit resistance and strategies of radical withdrawal as a reaction to cultural assimilation policies in the Canadian High North, and my personal experience of a family living self-sustainably on a small island on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Recently, I finished the collaborative production with Anders Smebye of Look (Further) Down (2017), an underwater installation that uses the figure of plankton to challenge human-centred perception. I am currently working on a project about the Surrealists’ fascination with indigenous art with Jaalen Edenshaw, a Haida artist based in Masset. I am also developing a cookbook that applies the methodology of looking developed in Look Down (2016-) to think through the evolution of food as matter and energy.
Vikram Uchida-Khanna studied visual art at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, at Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and at the Academy of Fine Art in Oslo, Norway. He has participated in exhibitions at Gallery D.O.R. in Brussels, The Norwegian Technical Museum in Oslo and at the Vigeland Museum in Oslo. His writing has appeared in Billedkunst journal. He recently passed his driver’s license.