Prajakta Potnis’ work dwells between the intimate world of the individual and the world outside, which are sometimes separated only by a wall. In her painting, site-specific sculptural installations and public art interventions, Potnis effortlessly weaves complexities of emotions and the veracity of today’s times through her practice.

Her work has been shown in a number of solo exhibitions, including When the wind blows, Project 88, Mumbai (2016); The Kitchen Debate, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2014); Time Lapse, The Guild, Mumbai (2012); Porous walls, The Guild, Mumbai (2008) and Membranes and Margins, EM Gallery, Seoul (2008).

Among her group exhibitions are Towards Mysterious Realities, TKG Foundation and Cube Project Space, Taipei (2017); OK. PANGAN, OK. Video – Indonesia Media Arts Festival, Jakarta (2017); The Eighth Climate (What Does Art Do)?, Gwangju Biennale (2016); After Midnight, Queens Museum, New York (2015); Whorled Explorations, Kochi-Muziris Biennale (2014); Shamans and Dissent, TZ Hanart Gallery, Hong Kong (2013); L'exigence de la saudade, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris (2013) and WE HAVE ARRIVED NOWHERE, 2nd Transnational Pavilion, Venice Biennale (2013). 

Potnis’ works have also been part of travelling exhibitions to institutions such as the Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania; Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw; Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo; Heart Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning, Denmark; Mac Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon, France and Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing.

She was awarded the Umrao Singh Sher-Gil Grant for Photography (2016–2017) and received both a BA (2000) and MFA (2002) in painting from the Sir JJ School of Art, Mumbai.

Born in 1980 in Thane, India, Potnis currently lives and works in Mumbai.

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