Vinit Agarwal is an artist, poet, and researcher. He graduated from a research-based master’s program on critical theory, curatorial studies, and cybernetics at HEAD Geneva, where Vinit focused on the intersection of oral traditions, post-colonial archival politics, avant-garde cinematic translations, and blockchain technologies. He worked as a collaborator on a Swiss National Science Foundation-funded research project Decolonising Socialism: Entangled Internationalism between 2019-2021 looking at the international entanglements of East Germany through visual cultures. Vinit continues to contribute as a researcher in HKW museum of Berlin’s New Alphabet School program, apart from various curatorial interventions in his native Rajasthan in India where he is currently based.
A technological architect and computer programmer with various organizations for around 10 years, Vinit worked towards critical intersection of technology and philosophy of arts. These conjunctions have implied a critic of ongoing violence of modernity and its stratification in technology. Some of the key argument for Vinit’s work is that the violence of technology is not in the application, but rather in the constitution of technology itself. He works with participative theatre play like formats to juxtapose critical theory, science fiction, technological concepts and cinematic translations.
For 2021-2022 Vinit is a fellow for Art By Translation program and will be part of a collective exhibition (April 9-June 10) around the idea of diplomacy called Affaires Etrangères / Negócios Estrangeiros.