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    Elsewhere (Within here)
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    Elsewhere (Within here)

    , Bishwadhan Rai, ongoing, video installation 

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    Landswept
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    Landswept

    , Bishwadhan Rai, 2021, film, 13 min 06 sec

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    Landswept
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    Landswept

    , Bishwadhan Rai, 2021, film, 13 min 06 sec 

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    Erased (Sofa)
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    Erased (Sofa)

    , Bishwadhan Rai, 2020, C-Type photo print, 107.19 x 152.4 cm

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    Limits of my language
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    Limits of my language

    , Bishwadhan Rai, 2019, film, 2 min 10 sec 

    ©the artist

  6. Bishwadhan Rai – BA/BFA

    Curriculum Vitae

    Education

    2022 - 2025
    Royal Academy Schools
    PGDip


    2018 - 2022
    Slade School of Fine Art, UCL
    BA Fine Art

    Awards

    2018 - 2022
    James Lewis Foundation Scholarship

    Exhibitions

    Group:

    2021, ‘Tales from a Silk Road’, Nowness Asia, Online

    2020/2021, ‘BALTIC Open Submission’, BALTIC, Gateshead, UK

Bishwadhan Rai – BA/BFA

As an immigrant the feeling of loss and the confusion of a new home becomes an eternal subject of interest. The notion of place and belonging are central to this. The work not only acts as a point of examination of loss of place and belonging – it also heals the wounds. 
My practice focuses on the yearning and deconstructing of these ideas. The endeavour to feel a sense of belonging to a place. The strained relationship an immigrant develops with their mother country and the country they settle in. The act of becoming and belonging.  
Moving image is my primary medium - with the desire to examine the British Asian images of representation. My primary fascination with moving image started as a way of questioning the image of representation for British Asian communities. The power of recording and editing as form of rectifying popular modes of representation.