Nitesh Mohanty (IN)
- Website: www.facebook.com/jointheroot
- Position: Founder - The Root
- Location: Mumbai, India
Nitesh Mohanty is a visual artist and co-founder of The Root. Having graduated from Sir J.J. School of Art, Bombay and acquiring a post graduation education from NID, Ahmedabad, he went on to be a design consultant to various brands within retail, fashion, media, publishing & hospitality industry. Curator of 'The Root Reel', which showcases documentary and regional cinema from closer home, as well as across the world, Nitesh is also a visiting faculty at the School of Media and Culture Studies, TISS. Apart from this, he is working on a graphic novella adaptation of Tagore’s short stories, as well as on his first book of poetry and photography
The Root is a platform initiated to propagate various social, cultural, political and ecological concerns through creative mediums such as art, design, cinema etc, as well as through merchandise. Merging art with activism, The Root is an initiative focussed at making each one of us aware – bringing forth every cause, every issue that affects us, our life, and our world.