Prajakta Potnis 2014
The Indian artist Prajakta Potnis (born 1980 in Thane, lives and works in Mumbai) explores the interplay between the private and the public, the internal and the external, the invisible and the visible in her art and reveals these categories to be fragile, vulnerable, fluctuating and therefore disputable constructs. For her, skin and surface, wall and membrane are both artistic materials and metaphorical concepts. In her installations and sculptures but also in her drawings and paintings, Potnis distorts everyday items, placing them in new contexts and creating bizarre new worlds that puzzle the viewer and elude any definite interpretation.
Exhibition at Künstlerhaus Bethanien:
Prajakta Potnis: The Kitchen Debate, 10 October to 2 November 2014,
Opening 9 October 2014, 7pm.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue:
Nicola Müllerschön and Christoph Tannert (eds.), Prajakta Potnis: The Kitchen Debate, including essays by Zasha Colah, Atreyee Gupta and Merel van Tilburg, Dortmund: Verlag Kettler, 2014.
|MFA (Painting) Sir J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai|
|2010||Sanskriti Award for Arts, Sanskriti Pratishthan|
|2003||Inlaks Fine Arts Award|
|2001||Young Artist Scholarship, Dep. of Culture, Govt. of India|
Selected solo shows:
|2012||Time Lapse / Local Time, The Guild, Mumbai, Experimenter, Kolkata|
|2008||Porous Walls, The Guild, Mumbai|
Selected group shows:
|2014||Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi|
|2013||L'exigence de la saudade, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris We have arrived nowhere, II Transnational Pavilion, Venice Biennale|
|2009–2012|| Indian Highway, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, China; |
Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art;
Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo
|2011|| Generation in Transition New Art from India, Zachęta |
National Gallery of Art, Warschau;
Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
Home Spun, Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon/Delhi