March 2024

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM IST

Room 300, School of Arts and Sciences
Central Campus
Ahmedabad University


Comics, Politics, and the Enchanted Everyday

Performing and Visual Arts Division Seminar
Sarnath Banerjee | Indian Graphic Novelist, Artist, Filmmaker, and Co-Founder, Phantomville

Sarnath Banerjee

Indian Graphic Novelist, Artist
Co-Founder, Phantomville

Sarnath Banerjee discusses comics as a medium of absence where the comic book creator depends (leans on) the imagination of the reader to create a tonal universe that addresses some of the most pertinent questions of our times.

Register Now


Sarnath Banerjee

Sarnath Banerjee has written five graphic novels (published by Penguin and Harper Collins) and finishing his sixth, which is supported by a stipendium from the Berlin Senate. He has shown his work at several Biennales (Saopaolo, Setouchi, Sharjah, Kochi, etc) and Art Fairs (Frieze, Arco, etc) and has had several international solos and group shows in museums and centers of contemporary art.  He has also had public commissions, notably a series of billboards across London during the London Olympics titled the Gallery of Losers. Banerjee conducted workshops, teach-ins, and mentorship in several institutions (Summer Academy Salzburg, Princeton University, the University of Kassel, Vishva Bharati University, Kochi Bienalle Foundation, Princess Drawing School, etc). Banerjee has been a CAST fellow at MIT, a Belknap fellow at Princeton, and a fellow of the Akademie Schloss Solitude, the Indian Foundation for the Arts, and the MacArthur Foundation (Asia). He has written columns for national newspapers and founded an independent publishing house called Phantomville. He has studied at the University of Delhi and Goldsmiths College, London. He is a visiting faculty of IIT Jodhpur, IIT Gandhinagar, and UdK, Berlin.

Currently, he is commissioned by the Berlin Bienalle, 2025, to produce and stage twelve theatrical comics for the exhibition.