Asim Waqif is an Indian craftsman situated in New Delhi, whose work is impacted by interdisciplinary fields of workmanship, engineering, biology and plan. He makes site-explicit or intelligent establishments and figures, which are frequently made from disposed of or recovered squander materials, similar to bamboo, rope, tar or destroyed metal.
In Waqif’s 2012 The New York Times profile, he was cited as saying: “Contemporary Indian workmanship is so disconnected from people in general. It’s elitist. I need to associate with the typical individual in India.” In March 2020, he was named one of the 10 Indian specialists forming contemporary artby the web-based craftsmanship stage Artsy.
Waqif was brought into the world in Hyderabad, India, and prepared as a modeler at the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. Subsequent to graduating, he filled in as a craftsmanship chief for TV shows and afterward moved into delivering narratives and free movies, before at last committing himself completely to his specialty practice.
Waqif’s presentation solo show in Europe was held at Palais de Tokyo in December 2012, named Bordel Monstre or “Enormous Mess”. He utilized debris from past displays and reused it to make a vivid establishment. In a survey of the establishment, American craftsman Robert Barry wrote in the frieze magazine: “Bordel Monstre is a captivating practice in utilizing things in any case dismissed: built in a side of the Palais de Tokyo which hasn’t recently been utilized, made from materials disposed of toward the finish of the past display. What’s more, on the off chance that its outside structure looks like the harm created by a power of nature, its development was basically as unconstrained and impromptu as the climate.
In 2017, Waqif’s enormous scope site-explicit vivid establishment, Salvage, was mounted in midtown Vancouver, in relationship with the Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada.Architectural in nature, it was gathered utilizing entryways, windows, rooftops, tiles and divider areas, which were either obtained from destruction destinations or disposed of materials from nearby structures.
- 2012 – Punha, site-specific installation at Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai
- 2012 – Bordel Monstre at Palais de Tokyo, Paris
- 2013 – Khalal at Gallery Nature Morte, New Delhi
- 2013 – Epreuves at Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris
- 2017 – Salvage at Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada
- 2018 – Residual Fear at Gallery Nature Morte, New Delhi