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Harshit Agrawal


Harshit Agrawal is an AI (artificial intelligence) artist and human computer interaction (HCI) researcher. He graduated from the Fluid Interfaces group at MIT Media Lab and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Guwahati). He has carried out art residencies at various places to develop his practice in diverse cultural contexts, including at the Art Center Nabi (Seoul, Korea), Museum of Tomorrow (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Kakehi-Lab (Tokyo/ Yokohama, Japan). He was the only Indian artist in one of the world’s first AI art show in a contemporary art gallery (Gradient Descent held at Nature Morte gallery, curated by 64/1). His work is part of the permanent exhibition at the largest computer science museum in the world, the HeinzNixdorfs Museum Forum in Paderborn, Germany. He has been privileged to exhibit his work at other premier art festivals and museums around the world, like the Ars Electronica Festival (Austria), Tate Modern (UK), Asia Culture Center (at Otherly Spaces/Knowledge exhibition curated by Kazunao Abe-san, Korea), QUT Art Museum (Why the Future Still Needs Us exhibition, Australia), Museum of Tomorrow (Brazil), Alt-Ai (at the School For Poetic Computation, NYC), Art Center Nabi (Korea), Laval Virtual (France), BeFantastic Festival (Bangalore, India), ISEA (Canada). His work has also been extensively covered in international media, including BBC, New York Times. Along with this, he has published several research papers on creation tools at art and human computer interaction conferences, including Siggraph, ISEA, UIST, UbiComp, TEI, IUI, IDC. He has spoken on various significant forums on the topic, including 3 TedX talks, INK Talks (several global TED speakers speak at this event), BBC Interview and recently at one of India's largest art festivals.