Swagata Bhattacharyya lives and works in Kolkata, India. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata (2018), and a Master of Visual Arts in Painting from Maharaja Sayajirao University, Vadodara (2020). He has previously received the Inlaks Fine Arts Award in 2020 and participated in a hybrid residency under Khoj International Artists’ Association in 2021. His practice gives visibility to speculative narratives of existing power structures and the multifaceted ways it shapes our world. He works with drawing, photographs, and CGI to create simulated worlds and inquires how modes of power shape policies, and influence future environs via architecture and urban design, technology, and manufactured landscapes.