阿修庫瑪．密斯特律 Ashokkumar Mistry
Ashokkumar Mistry is a child of economic migrants; parents of Indian origin who came to settle in the UK via East Africa. Influenced by this, much of Mistry's work is concerned with seeking to understand the world around him, and in doing so his explorations often focus on the dichotomous nature of humanity. Since completing a degree in Fine Art at De Montfort University in 1996, Mistry has been working as an artist contributing both to exhibitions and creative interventions around the UK and internationally. Working across a broad range of digital and physical media, including generative coding, moving images, print, installation and performance, Mistry has undertaken commissions for a number of public bodies and private clients that have pushed the boundaries of technology and the interpretation of art.
His artworks appear within a number of public and private collections in Britain and around the world. In 2016, National Cheng Kung University in Tainan, Taiwan, commissioned Mistry (in collaboration with Charnwood Arts) to develop an exhibition on the theme of The Creative Continuum, as part of the long-term project of the same name. In 2005, Mistry was commissioned by the BBC to develop two new pieces of public art. Other commissions and exhibitions include the New Art Exchange in Nottingham, Quad in Derby, the Schwartz Gallery, London, the Southbank Centre, London, and The Lowry at Salford Quays, Manchester.