Nitesh Mohanty is a visual artist who graduated from Sir J.J. School of Art, Bombay & acquired post graduation education from NID, Ahmedabad, specializing in Textile Design; He has been a design consultant to various brands within retail, fashion, media, publishing & hospitality industry. Over the last 16 years, he’s worked with clients such as Shoppers’ Stop, Raymonds, Penguin Books India, Rolling Stones, Salt Water Café, Mineral, Films Division, Children Films Society of India, Oxfam India, Amnesty International etc.
He’s the co-founder of “The Root” a platform initiated to propagate various social, cultural, political & ecological concerns through various literary and creative mediums. He curates “The Root Reel” which showcases independent features, documentary, world cinema & animation films from closer home & across the world.
He is also a visiting faculty at SMCS, School of Media and Culture Studies, TISS and an in-house faculty at MICA where he shares the relationship between art, design, photography & cinema through a course called ‘Ways of Seeing’.