Budhaditya Chattopadhyay is an award-winning sound and media artist, composer and researcher; he holds a PhD in sound studies and artistic research from the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Leiden University, The Netherlands.
Currently, Chattopadhyay is a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Arts and Humanities, American University of Beirut. Prior to the PhD, he has graduated from India’s national film school, specializing in sound recording, and completed a Master of Arts degree in new media and sound art from Aarhus University, Denmark.
Focusing on sound as his primary medium, Chattopadhyay produces works for large- scale installation and live performance broadly dealing with the contemporary social and political issues such as the climate crisis, human intervention in the environment and ecology, race and migration.
Conceptually, Chattopadhyay’s work inquires about the materiality, objecthood, site, and technological mediation of sound, and addresses the aspects of subjectivity, contemplation, mindfulness, and transcendence inherent in listening.
His works are published by Gruenrekorder (Germany) and Touch (UK). Chattopadhyay is a Charles Wallace scholar, Prince Claus grantee, and Falling Walls fellow, and has received several residencies and international awards.
Appearing in numerous exhibitions, concerts, conferences and festivals, Chattopadhyay’s sound and video works have been exhibited, performed or presented among others in Transmediale, Berlin; ZKM Karlsruhe; TodaysArt Festival, The Hague; Donau Festival, Krems; Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín; IEM, Kunstuniversität Graz; Sonorities Festival, Belfast; RE-NEW Digital Arts Festival, Copenhagen; RRS Museo Reina Sofía Radio, Madrid; Q-O2, Brussels; Sluice Screens, London; Akusmata, Helsinki; Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen; CTM, Berlin; Errant Bodies, Berlin; Hochschule Darmstadt; SoundFjord, London; Deutschlandradio, Berlin; Institut für Neue Medien, Frankfurt; Quartair Contemporary Art Initiatives, The Hague; CPH PIX; and Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen.
As a scholar, Chattopadhyay has extensive scholarly publications in the areas of film, media and sound studies in leading international peer-reviewed journals.