Babu Eshwar Prasad (b. 1968, Hassan, Karnataka) completed BFA (Painting) from Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore and MFA (Graphics) from M.S.University, Baroda.
He held his first exhibition The Midnight Sun in 1996 at Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore and since held many solo shows including Still-Lifes of Emptiness at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore, 1999, Smiles and Shadows, Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore / Bombay, 2002 and Time Past, Time Present, Time to Come at Bodhi Art in Mumbai, 2007. He has also participated in many group exhibitions at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, Gallery Espace, New Delhi, Louis Lannoo Gallery, Belgium, Phyllis Weston Gallery, Cincinnati, Sumukha, Bangalore, 1X1 Art Gallery, Dubai UAE and Galerie Christian Hosp, Austria.
He has been a recipient of Senior and Junior Fellowship and National Scholarship, HRD Ministry, Government of India, and Karnataka Lalit Kala Academi award, among others. His works are part of government collections at National Gallery of Modern Art and Karnataka Lalit Kala Akademi as well as several other public and private collections in India and abroad.
Apart from painting, Babu remains deeply interested in exploring other media like sculpture, video and photography. His first video Notes from my Diary was made as part of Max Mueller Bhavan's video workshop in 1997. Other works that followed like Splice (2003), Dus ka Bees (2005) and Vortex (2008) have been screened at several venues and festivals including Arad Biennele (Romania) and SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Collective), Toronto. Babu has also participated in and organized various workshops. Most recently he conceptualized and coordinated a New Media workshop at Media Lab in Uttarayan Art Foundation, Baroda in 2011 and has also conducted video and painting workshops with art students at C A VA, Mysore, Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts, Mysore and Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore.