Artist / Architect. Proudly deaf with Cochlear implants
Hiten Bawa is an artist, architect and Accessibility Consultant based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Hiten is a profoundly deaf person with bilateral cochlear implants. He works primarily with acrylic paints, watercolours and inks to express his cultural identity and perspectives of people with disabilities.
He holds a Master of Architecture (Prof) degree from the University of Cape Town and runs his own creative practice called Studio HB. He is currently working on designing barrier-free environments for people with disabilities across housing, transportation, interior design, urban design and landscape design. Bawa was a finalist for the inaugural SA TAXI Foundation Art Award in 2015 and is a part of the J.P. Morgan Abadali Art Collection.