Vivan Sundaram is one of Indian’s most prolific artists and active political voices. His own artistic practice which moved from painting during his college years to engaging with everything from readymades, photographs, videos to sculptural installation has been crucial in the definition and development of installation as a practice in the country. A great amount of his energy has been directed into developing platforms for robust political dialogue and collaborative spaces for artists and intellectuals. His work with activism during his student years later manifested into his work with Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust (Sahmat), of which he is a founder member and trustee. His initiatives at the Kasauli Art Centre in 1976 saw some of the most important artists come together and set the pedagogical frameworks within which contemporary art in India can be understood.