Born in 1964 in New Delhi, India, Amar Kanwar lives and works in New Delhi. He is a documentary filmmaker and video installation artist, his early work having been substantially influenced by the violent events of 1984 in Delhi. Kanwar has exhibited at the documenta in Kassel, at Haus der Kunst in Munich, at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and at Whitechapel Gallery in London. For his videos, he has received various awards including the Golden Gate Award, the Golden Conch and the Edward Munch Award for Contemporary Art. Evidence is his first book with Steidl.