(Last Updated on : 02-12-2019)
Prajakta Potnis is an Indian contemporary artist, whose work mainly revolves around photography, painting
and installations. Prajaktas work explores the connections between intimate and public worlds and the topographies that influence the global politics and economics.
Early Life of Prajakta Potnis
Potnis was born in 1980 in Mumbai. She did her BFA and MFA from J.J. School of Art, Mumbai
, along with which she got a degree in Film Appreciation Course from Film and Television Institute of India
(FTTI). She was keen in using the kitchen and domestic appliances in an artistic sense after reading about the Kitchen Debate. She explored the history behind the appliances and their impact on post-war society.
Career of Prajakta Potnis
Prakajtas works have been exhibited in several museums and institutes both in India and abroad. Some of the places, where her works have been exhibited, are Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (2012), Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland (2011), Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania (2011), MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century, Rome (2011), Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art, Paris, France (2011), HEART Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark (2010), Asturp Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway (2009), Essl Museum of Contemporary Art, Austria (2010), KHOJ International Artists' Workshop, New Delhi (2009), KHOJ International Artists' Workshop, Mumbai (2009), National Gallery of Art, Mumbai (2002).
Solo Exhibitions of Prajakta Potnis
Solo Exhibitions of Prajakta are "When the wind blows", Project 88, Mumbai (2016), "Kitchen Debate", Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2014), Time Lapse, The Guild, Mumbai (2012), Local Time, Experimenter, Kolkata (2012) Porous Walls, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2008; Membranes and Margins, Em Gallery, Seoul (2008); Walls in between, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai (2006) etc.
Recognitions to Prajakta Potnis
Prajakta has been awarded with these following recognitions:
Sanskriti Award for Art in 2010
Inlaks Fine Art Award in 2003
Young Artist Fellowship, from National Department of Culture in 2002
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