Paribartana Mohanty is a Delhi based artist whose work mainly revolves around oil painting, video and performance. He is also part of the WALA collective with artist Sujith Mallick and curator Akansha Rastogi. He has recently moved into working in a mode that is curatorial, focusing more on working on collaborative projects with other artists.
Early Life of Paribartana Mohanty
Mohanty was born on 22nd June 1982 in Odisha. He obtained his Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts from Dhauli College of Art and Craft in Odisha in the year 2004. Then, in 2006 he completed his Masters in History of Art from National Museum Institute, Delhi. Then, he went to Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, USA in 2016.
Works of Paribartana Mohanty
Paribartana’s works are mainly based on everyday experiences. There are news articles on the internet, encounters with different people, travels around the city and the world, and academic conversations etc. His work is primarily research based containing several references to works of other artists and scholars. He is very interested in ideas of simultaneity, multiplicity and event, which he explores through the possibilities offered by video and performance. Mohanty mainly has studio based working with the traditional genre of portraiture with oil paint on canvas. But recently, he has been seen being more interested towards experimental video works. He has implemented the theme ‘Crisis’ several times in his works both as an act or incident and as a psychological and emotional space.
Exhibitions of Paribartana Mohanty
Some of his popular exhibitions are enlisted below:
2018-Trees are Stranger Than Alien in the Movies, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi- Solo
2012-Kino is the Name of a Forest, Solo Exhibition, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi- Solo
2018-Labocine October Issue in "Life and other Cataclysms", 11th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival
2018-Paperweight Biennale curated by Zebulon Zang at Llorar, Mexico
2018-March Meeting: Active Forms 2018, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE
2017-Workshop on Games, Exhibition Botin foundation, Santander, Spain
2017-Trace, Curated by Sarojini Lewis, School of Arts and Aesthetics Gallery, JNU, New Delhi
2017-Hangar for the passerby, curated by Akansha Rastogi, Kiran Nadar Museum of Arts, Noida
2016-Enactments and each passing day, curated by Roobina Karode, KNMA-Noida
2016-Transart Triennale 2016: The Imperceptible Self and MANILA Pollination: Synchronisations-Syncopations, London Biennale 2016.
2016-Great Eternal Return: A Social Media Film, a lecture performance and exhibition at South Asia Institute, Harvard University, Boston.
2016-Part of Regained, 45th International Film Festival Rotterdam.
2016-Never More! - Hiroshima-Fukushima, CTF Collective Trauma Film Collecions, CologneOFF