Shashank Peshawaria is an artist from Amritsar, India, working with lens-based media and installation. He graduated from the Royal College of Art (London) in 2017. His work has been part of exhibitions at BFI Southbank (London), Conflictorium (Ahmedabad), UCL Institute of Advanced Studies (London), South Kilburn Studios (London) and Doomed Gallery (London). It has also been published by Victoria and Albert Museum (London) and The Guardian. With the support of Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK) through a multi-disciplinary research project called Creative Interruptions, he participated in an artist residency at Preet Nagar, near the India-Pakistan border in Indian Punjab, in 2018. Currently, he is exploring queer migration in South Asia through a project led by Churnjeet Mahn (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow) and funded by the British Academy (UK). His work is informed by history, loss, borders and identity.
Same Difference (ਇੱਕੋ ਫਰਕ) – A video installation in wheat fields around Lopoke and Preet Nagar (Punjab, India) showing observational recordings of fields in Pakistani Punjab provided by Furrukh A Khan, from the 18th to the 20th of March, 2018. This integrates, symbolically, the two partitioned sides of rural Punjab through a physical joining of the screen and the fields, to incite passersby and the local public to consider what is still shared with the land across the border – culture, agriculture, fauna and labour.