Amar Kanwar


Is the recipient of the 1st Edvard Munch Award for Contemporary Art from Norway, an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts, Maine College of Art, USA, the MacArthur Fellowship in India, the Golden Gate Award (San Francisco International Film Festival); Golden Conch (Mumbai International Film Festival); The First Prize (Torino International Film Festival, Italy); Jury’s Award (Film South Asia, Nepal), Grand Prix at EnviroFilm, Slovak Republic and the Golden Tree at the 1st National Environment and Wildlife Film Festival Vatavaran, Delhi. A retrospective of his films was held at the Dhaka International Short Film Festival in 2005. His films have been screened in small rural film festivals as well as international film festivals and museums like the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the National Museum in Oslo, Norway. He participated in Documenta11 (2002) and in Documenta12 (2007), Kassel, Germany.