Munish Wadhia

Munish Wadhia (b. 1972, Mombasa, Kenya) is an artist based in Mölnbo, Sweden. His work deals with painting through an experimental and interdisciplinary approach where his ideas are concerned with collective memories, inheritance, and the amnesiac absence of knowledges in westernised discourses. He uses displacement as an artistic strategy to dislocate and deconstruct imagery and artefacts that resonate with his cultural ancestry. He revisits and reconsiders history to reveal the slipperiness of the visual codes and markers of difference that form identities. Munish’s recent large scale installations incorporate found material, wax bronze sculptures, video work, drawings and paintings. Munish has a master’s in fine art painting from the Royal College of Art, London, a post-grad in art and design education from Goldsmiths University and a bachelor’s in fine art painting from Wimbledon School of Art (University of the Arts London). His recent solo exhibitions include The Match Museum and City Library in Jönköping, Art Lab Gnesta, Galleri Rostrum, and Gislaved Konsthall. Upcoming exhibition at the Swedish Royal Academy (Konstakademien) having been granted the Gerard Bonniers exhibition scholarship (Utställningsstipendier) in 2020.