Sagar Shiriskar is a lens based artist working with photography film and a cinematographer. His films have been screened in festivals across India and internationally- recently as part of the New Voices in Cinema, Goethe-Institut India. He was the winner of a documentary series produced by Hyde Park Entertainment Inc. & United Nations. As part of the competition, He co-directed three short documentary films on the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The winning film was screened at the UN Headquarters in New York and honoured with a special recognition at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. The series has been aired on the National Geographic Channel.
As a photographer, Sagar’s work has been part of a travelling exhibition by The Photographic Angle in the UK, and he has recently exhibited at the Villa Sträuli, Switzerland as part of the ‘Meet the Artist’; at KHOJ, Delhi as part of the PEERS residency. His photographs were exhibited as part of Project Cinema City, at the National Gallery of Modern Art and at an exhibition on Integrity and Wastewater management; Bonn, Germany. His photographs have also been published in the Mumbai Reader 2017 by the Urban Design Research Institute as the cover image; and also by the Toggenburger Tagblatt AG, Switzerland, Blouin Art Info, The Hindu, The Guardian, The Caravan, Nat Geo Traveller, Himal Southasian, Mondo Arc, Live Mint & The Wall Street Journal, Le Journal de la Photographie, the Sunday Guardian and the Business Standard.
Sagar Shiriskar also won the India Is Photography Challenge 2012 (Series 3), awarded by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) & Incredible India. He was also the top 10 winners from India in the INDIASERBIA photography contest, a collaborative project of the Embassy of India in Serbia. The photograph was exhibited at the Museum of Applied Art in Belgrade, Serbia. His work was exhibited as part of the Traveling Nikon Photo Contest 2016-2017 Photo Exhibition [Winner Next Generation Award, Photo Story] in ten cities around the world.
He was also awarded the Prince Claus Mobility Fund for Culture and Development to exhibit his work and be a part of the Open Spaces artist residency in Switzerland.