Abodid is a multidisciplinary artist from India known for his evocative and immersive storytelling experiences that blend photography, film, sound, writing, sculpture, and performance. With a keen interest in understanding human behaviours and a transdisciplinary approach to storytelling, Abodid creates narratives that delve into nostalgia, introspection, and the interplay between past and present.
Drawing on his roots in Baripada, a culturally rich town in Odisha, Abodid's artistic practice is influenced by his love for art, music, and dance. While pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Rourkela, he discovered his passion for dance, music, photography, and films. Being an active member of the dance and film clubs during his engineering days allowed Abodid to enhance his skills and deepen his understanding of the medium as a means of self-expression.
After completing his studies, Abodid moved to Mumbai, the bustling hub of India's entertainment industry, to pursue his creative endeavours. Immersing himself in the vibrant arts scene of Mumbai, he dived into the world of advertising and commercials, collaborating with ad agencies and lifestyle brands. He has been a freelance director and editor for global ad agencies like Animal and Wieden+ Kennedy and produced visual works for companies like Budweiser. Through these experiences, Abodid further refined his artistic voice and continued to explore the medium in new and innovative ways.
Eager to deepen his knowledge in visual media, Abodid briefly studied film and video communication at the National Institute of Design (NID) Ahmedabad. However, an exciting opportunity awaited him at the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London, where he was awarded the "The Apple Scholarship" to pursue his studies in the Digital Direction program.
Abodid's education, exposure and interaction with the outside world have sparked his interest in a plethora of subjects. His interest in psychology and human behaviour motivates him to explore psychotherapy, neuroscience and tools like EEG in his practice.
Abodid's artistic practice reflects his diverse background in performance, music, photography, and film. Rooted in his cultural heritage and influenced by his journey from Baripada to Mumbai and now London, his work invites audiences on a journey of exploration and self-discovery. Through his relentless questioning and challenging of the medium, Abodid strives to create immersive narratives that provoke thought, reflection, and emotional connection.