1999. Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Further Adult & Higher Education (FAHE)
1996 BA (Hons) Fine Art (2:1 Upper second class). De Montfort University
1993 BTEC National Diploma, General Art & Design. Grade: Distinction. Southfields College, Leicester
1990 BTEC First Diploma, Design. Grade: Merit. Leicester Southfields College, Leicester
Selected solo/joint exhibitions and site specific commissions
2021. Sketchbook collaborator with artist Tanya Rabe Weber
2022. Beyond Relentless Acceleration- Nottingham Contemporary and DASH Arts.
2020. Awkward Bastards at Home– Film Commission by DASH
2018. Half Life. Solo exhibition at AGlow Space, Tainan, Taiwan. Part of 2018 Next art Tainan
2018. Collective Influence. Group show. Shape Arts Open 2018. London
2018. Interfaces. Group show. Bolton
2018. Blockchain: Remote collaboration/online residency with artist exploring dissent. CAS Arts, Andover
2017. “The language of everything” collaborative Public artwork. Leicester City Council
2016. The Creative Continuum. Joint exhibition Commission with Kevin Ryan for National Chung Kung University Art Centre, Tainan, Taiwan
2016. Visual collaborator for the performance titled Sound Moves By Jessica Murray
2016. Methods for misunderstanding the nature of things. Performance shown at Attenborough Art Centre, Leicester
2015. Mise en scène, Public artwork for Leicester City Council
2015. Methods for misunderstanding the nature of things- Performance shown at Studio79 Leicester.
2015. Surface Tension. Site specific installation at Curve, Leicester commissioned by Inspirate.
2014. ‘The Standard Model’ Exhibition of generative drawing, Exchange Bar, Leicester
2014. ‘The birth of understanding’. Live art/workshop as part of An Indian Summer, Leicester
2012. ‘Virtulight’ Augmented Reality Street Exhibition, Surtal Arts
2012. ’From Here and There’ Collaborative exhibition with Delhi based Artist Pablo Bartholomew.
2012. “Between Three Worlds” Installation. Arts & Museums, Leicester.
2012. “Pattern of movement”. Lenticular Public artwork. Leicester.
2011. “A pattern of light”. Outdoor projection. Surtal Arts, Derby.
2011. Populous. Performance/Installation for the 2011 Alchemy festival. Southbank Centre, London.
2011. Samskrta (impermanence). Site specific Installation. Surtal Arts/QUAD Derby.
2011. Lightworks film festival. Moving Image. Grimsby UK.
2009. Råsa. Public art. Commissioned by Banco Santander.
2008. ‘Land Marks’, Photography and Moving Image. Commission & Exhibition. New Art Exchange.
2005. ‘Talking Walls/TimeLight’. Public art. BBC.
2003. Brave New World. Site specific outdoor installation. Salford Quay, Manchester, UK.
2003. ‘Indria’ (senses). Multi-sensory installation. Navrang/Leicester New Walk Museum & Art Gallery.
2001. ‘Thoughts On Entry’. Installation. Navrang. Leicester.
Selected group exhibitions and residencies
2016. 3rd ISAT Conference Exhibition, Taiwan
2014. ‘From the 12th floor’. Group exhibition. LCB Depot, Leicester.
2014. ‘Zero’. Live performance installation in collaboration with Michael Lightborne and John Bradburn. Vivid Projects, Birmingham
2014. Installation. Looking out from CCCS. Vivid projects, Birmingham
2013. Salon. Installation. Hosted by EC Arts (Birmingham) in Leicester
2013. Members show, Installation. Two Queens, Leicester
2013. Between the lines. Installation. Group Exhibition, Embrace Arts, Leicester
2012. ‘Kiss the future’. Installation. Group Exhibition, Schwartz Gallery, London.
2012 ‘ArtByte’. Generative art. Group show Crocus Gallery, Nottingham
2011. ‘What Counts?’ Three channel video. MotiRoti Commission and exhibition. London.
2011. Surface shorts, Moving Image. Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK.
2010. ‘Coming of age’. New Art Exchange (Nottingham) and Cartwright Hall Art Gallery (Bradford)
2010. ‘Move’ Digital animation. Loddington, Northamptonshire
2010 From where I stand. Photography. Newark and Sherwood District Council/New Art Exchange.
2008 Artist in residence. New Art Exchange
2001. ‘Meaning’, installation. Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, UK.
2001 Fragments of identity. Installation. Charnwood arts Loughborough
Recent Project work
2021-Present. Onyx collective founder member. Onyx is a collective of disabled artists of colour
2020-2022. Fellow AICA International association of art critics
2020- 2022. VitalSpark Development Artist. The Spark Arts
2020- 2022. Associate artist – Disability arts Online.
2018- Present. Art Writing. Writing for a range of artists including Tim Fowler and Mark Booth
2018- Present. Art Writing (sector focused). Writing for journals/organisation including Social art Library, Shape Arts and WeAreUnlimited
2020-2022. Mentor & Curator. For Neurodivergent artists Gina A Smith
2019- 2022. Co-Evaluator- Curatorial Commissions programme for DASH
2018-Present. Writer – Disability arts Online. Writing about arts and disability
2018. Researcher and writer for Virtual Reality film. Metro Boulot Dodo, Leicester
2016. Hello Worlds. Guest Lecture for ICID Students at NCKU Taiwan
2016. Article written for Great Central Magazine (online). Review of artwork By G Sian
2016. Research visit – India Art fair, Delhi
2016. Research visit – National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan on behalf of Charnwood Arts
2015. Curator, Kush Nubian’s exhibition titled Before, There, After, LCB Depot, Leicester
2010. Curator: Peepul Centre. Developed and hung a number of art exhibitions.
References available on request
Articles and interviews on Disabilityarts.online: https://disabilityarts.online/blog/author/ashokkumar-d-mistry/
Artists spotlight on CVAN East Midlands website: http://cvaneastmidlands.co.uk/meet-the-artist-ashokkumar-mistry/
Article published in Social Art Library: https://www.socialartlibrary.org/library/to-change-75ntb-ffjbj-n5b7h-hw3zw-tp5gp-z3s6z-yzn8s-m45cy-ds54y-az7ms-9d99f-dx35b-tgssx-r58yl-3cwxc-2phae-jpc9f-m42lf-kdm7g
Profile page as associate writer on AIACA (INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ART CRITICS UK) website https://www.aicauk.org/emerging-art-writers-fellowship/
Article in Theatre Times – Note, referred to as Ashok Mistry rather then Ashokkumar https://thetheatretimes.com/in-conversation-with-ashok-mistry-gobscure-and-letty-mchugh-dao-associate-artists/
Profile page for talk in 2020 on DaDaFest website: https://www.dadafest.co.uk/person/ashokkumar-mistry
Written article exporing commissioning on the Bagri Foundation website: https://bagrifoundation.org/media/reimagining-arts-commissioning-a-reflection-by-artist-ashokkumar-mistry/
Spotlight of article on arts professional website: https://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/magazine/good-read/against-closed-circles
Spotlight of article on arts professional website: https://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/magazine/good-read/making-your-face-fit
Article for Shape Arts https://www.shapearts.org.uk/blog/artists-in-lockdown
Link to inclusion in Shape open 2018: https://www.shapearts.org.uk/Event/shape-open-2018
Podcast on Graeae website: https://graeae.org/the-disability-and-podcast-transcripts/
Profile on MDP website: https://markdevereuxprojects.com/artistdevelopment/dialogues-online/dialogues-online-artists/
Commission for ‘Awkward bastards at home’ on DASH website: https://www.dasharts.org/artists/ashokkumar-mistry.html
Spotlight of the Contested spaces discussion on Aidan Moesby website: https://www.aidanmoesby.co.uk/2020/04/09/contested-spaces-a-panel-discussion-about-curation/
synopsis of interview of with Kai Syng Tan on Rhizome website and link to video of the event off Vimeo: https://rhizome.org/community/50526/ https://vimeo.com/478842825
Idle Index commission by Phoenix arts: https://www.phoenix.org.uk/event/the-idle-index/
Link to Interfaces group show: https://corridor8.co.uk/article/interface/
Profile page on the Performing Boarders Live website https://performingborders.live/pblive-2020/pblive-2020-collaborators/
Promotional materials for the 2020 Cultural Exchanges festival at DeMontfort University. https://esdg.our.dmu.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/02/DMU_Cultural_Exchanges_Festival_2020.pdf
Profiles as part of the Interact 18 Digital art exhibition in 2018 https://esdg.our.dmu.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/02/DMU_Cultural_Exchanges_Festival_2020.pdf
Mention of the website of artist Rupi Dhillon also known as Roo Dhisdou
Mentioned in the editorial piece on the arts news website and DASH Arts website in relation to the Onyx project
Part of the a series of discussions titled Curating Instational Change by DASH arts
mention of the website of Roo Dhissou. https://roodhissou.com/gallery-4-1
Mention in an article by Elinor Morgan on Disability Arts Online: https://disabilityarts.online/magazine/opinion/a-critical-look-at-critical-reviews-of-disabled-artists/
Feature by Covern Berlin on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/B_inVcxoV04/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link