Budhaditya Chattopadhyay is a media artist, researcher and writer; he holds a PhD in artistic research and sound studies from the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Leiden University, The Netherlands. Currently, Chattopadhyay is a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Arts and Humanities, American University of Beirut. Prior to the PhD, he has graduated from India’s national film school, and completed a Master of Arts degree in new media and sound art from Aarhus University, Denmark. Focusing on sound as primary medium, Chattopadhyay produces works for large-scale installation and live performance broadly dealing with the contemporary social and political issues such as the climate crisis, human intervention in the environment and ecology, urbanity, migration, race, and decoloniality. Conceptually, Chattopadhyay’s work inquires into the materiality, objecthood, site, and technological mediation of sound, and addresses the aspects of subjectivity, contemplation, mindfulness, and transcendence inherent in listening. Chattopadhyay is a Charles Wallace scholar, Prince Claus grantee, and Falling Walls fellow. He has received several residencies, fellowships and international awards. Appearing in numerous exhibitions, concerts, conferences and festivals, Chattopadhyay’s works have been exhibited, performed, or presented across the globe. His scholarly writings regularly appear in leading peer-reviewed journals, with two new books in the field of sound and media studies forthcoming in 2020.