Babu Eshwar Prasad, born in 1968, Karnataka. He completed his art education in Painting from College of Fine Arts, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore and Printmaking from Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda.
He practices as a Visual artist and film-maker and remains deeply interested in exploring other media like sculpture, video and photography.
His solo exhibition include *The Midnight Sun*, Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore, 1996; *Still-Lifes of Emptiness*, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore, 1999; *Smiles and Shadows*, Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore & Bombay, 2002; *Time Past, Time Present, Time to Come*, Bodhi Art, Mumbai, 2007; *Skin of the Earth*, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore, 2013.
He has been part pf several group exhibitions which are VAICA, Video Art by Indian Contemporary Artists, Mumbai, Delhi and Goa, 2020; *Counter-Canon, Counter-Culture: Alternative Histories of Indian Art*, curated by Nancy Adajania, Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa, 2019; *Horses in the Air*, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2017; *That Which Carries, That Which Pulls - Video Art From Bangalore*, Hotel Maria Kapel, Hoorn, The Netherlands, 2015; *Excavation/Eruption*, curated by Yashodhara Dalmia, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2015; *Size matters or Does it*- Part II, Latitude 28, New Delhi, 2010; *Video Wednesday* & *Re-visioning Materiality II*, Gallery Espace, New Delhi, 2009; *Evidentia*, curated by Murali Cheeroth, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore, 2009; *The Sun rises in the East*, Galerie Christian Hosp, Austria, 2008; *Dus ka Bees*, screened at South Asian Visual Arts Collective, Toronto and Arad Biennale, Romania, 2005; *Drishti*, Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai, 2004; *Creative Space*, India Habitat Centre by Sakshi Gallery, 2002; *Excerpts from Diary pages*, curated by Sasha Altaf, The Fine Art Company, Mumbai, 2001; *On the edge of the Volume*, curated by Marta Jakimowicz, Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore, 2001; *Eye of the South*, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2000; *50 years of Karnataka Art – a Glimpse*, Renaissance Gallery and Images Art Gallery, Bangalore, 1997; Video art at Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore, 1997; *Trends in Contemporary Indian Art*, Art Heritage, New Delhi, 1994; Alliance de Francaise, Bangalore, 1993; *Prints Today*, Karnataka Lalit Kala Akademi, Bangalore, 1993; National Exhibition, Lalitkala Akademi, New Delhi, 1988-1991.
He has directed and produced *Galibeeja* (Wind Seed), a feature film, 2015 and his video films *Counterfeit*, *Looped*, *Fast Forward to Zero*, *Vortex*, *Splice* and more has been widely screened at many film festivals in India and international platforms. Babu has also participated in and organized various workshops. He has conceptualized and coordinated a New Media workshop at Media Lab in Uttarayan Art Foundation, Baroda in 2011.
He has been honoured with awards and recognition, received Senior Fellowship from Ministry of Human Resources Development, 2014, Camlin Art Foundation, 2001, Karnataka Lalitkala Akademi, 2000, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore, 1995 and many more.
He lives and works between Bangalore and New Delhi.
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