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Past Resident
2024: Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation

zeropowercut/Piyush Kashyap

zeropowercut/Piyush Kashyap makes art to locate how caste is coded in the real. Their practice-based-research is driven to articulate how the caste-ideological-grading of workers, as various levels of Sudra (‘insignificant, menial and unknowledgeable’) counters reality as unintelligible, by notionally dissociating the bridge of Knowledge and Work. Kashyap runs a research-and-development lab called zeropowercut to create collective productions of Dalit-Bahujan discourse from their small studio in the old city of Patna-Saheb, Bihar.

zeropowercut/Piyush Kashyap has exhibited work at The Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art; The New Medium III; and Serendipity Arts Residency 2023, all in India, among others.

Past Resident
2024: Jane Farver Memorial Fund

Mario D’Souza

Mario D’Souza is a curator and writer based between Goa, Kochi, and New Delhi, India. He is on the curatorial team for the Kochi-Muziris Biennale and is Director of Programmes and Exhibitions at the Kochi Biennale Foundation. He is also co-Artistic Director and Resident Curator at HH Art Spaces, India. His research interests include  Indian Ocean and Silk Road imaginaries, non-alignment and the nation-building project, performance cultures and aesthetics of dissent; legal and extra-legal systems, evidence, and truth modalities.

Mario D’Souza has curated exhibitions at Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India; Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational, United Kingdon; and Fondazione Elpis, Italy, among others.


Alchemyverse was founded in 2020 in New York City by artists Bicheng Liang (b. 1994, China) and Yixuan Shao (b. 1996, China/United States). As a duo, they construct visual and aural assemblages, working across disciplines of installation, print, sound, sculpture, and photography. Focusing on research and experimentation, their hybrid practice resonates with macro-environmental concerns and human dislocation of space, leading them to places such as Oahu and Moa Kea in Hawaii, the American Southwest, the Hudson Highlands, and the Chilean deserts.

Alchemyverse has exhibited work at Bishop Museum, Honolulu; The Catherine Fosnot Art Gallery and Center, New London; and Lenfest Center for the Arts, Columbia University, New York City, among others.