Art Residency: Heritage Hotel
The Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation is proud to announce it’s first resident, Sohil Bhatia at the Heritage Hotel Art Spaces (HH) in Goa.
HH is an artist-run residency space established in October 2014 in Goa by artists Romain Loustau, Madhavi Gore and Nikhil Chopra. HH is housed in an old Goan-Portuguese Villa,in Arpora. In its current avatar, it’s home to several artists in transition from large cities in India as well from the international artist community, who visit and stay for the space, time, and an increasingly critical audience. The essence of HH Art Spaces is to be a space for reflection, inspiration and creation; a place where artists come together, meet, make and share their ideas, processes, experiments and collaborative efforts with each other and the community. Through the overlapping and interweaving of different practices and disciplines there is an inherent desire to create new languages and ways of making and receiving art. Open Studio Day, when the space doubles up as studio spaces is important at HH as it also connects the space with the larger community of Goa. Over the past year the residency has hosted artists from across India and the globe, primarily working with the Live Arts, leading to numerous collaborations, workshops, performances and exhibitions. HH Art Spaces is quickly emerging as an important venue for the Live Arts in South Asia.
Sohil Bhatia is an image maker and performance artist currently based out of Bangalore. After receiving his diploma in visual art from the Srishti School of Art Design and Technology in 2014, he has worked in roles of an arts administrator, scenographer and production assistant. He works primarily with live art and photographs and has recently also been extending his practice into video and installation. Memory, domesticity and the performance of national identity remain recurrent themes in Sohil's practice and he explores these through durational work.