Prajakta Potnis received her BFA in 1995 and MFA 2002 from the Sir J.J. School of Arts in Mumbai. Her multidisciplinary work spans painting, installation, sculpture and photography and investigates the porousness and interpenetrability of boundaries and binaries such as inside/outside, public/private, natural/engineered,etc.

Prajakta’s solo shows include ‘Membranes and Margins’ Em gallery, Seoul, Korea in 2008; ‘porous walls’ The Guild, Mumbai in 2008; ‘Walls- in- between’ The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai in 2006. She has participated in several group shows, the more recent ones being ‘Indian Highway’ Heart Herning Museum Of Contemporary Art, Denmark in 2010;’punctumII’ a critical look at lanscape in south asian photography, Lakereen gallery, Mumbai in 2010; ‘Sez who’ a collaborative project on the special economic zones in and around Mumbai, Experimenter, Kolkata in 2009; Khoj International Artist Workshop, Delhi in 2009; ‘Journey’ Tao art gallery and New Academy of Art New York in 2008;The Sakshi show, Durbar Hall, Kerala in 2008.

The artist has been the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, including the Sanskriti Award for ART in 2010,Cum. Dallas Award from the Arts Society of India, Mumbai (1997), the Camlin Award, Sir J.J School of Arts, Mumbai (2002) and the INLAKS scholarship (2004-2005). Her work has been featured in numerous books, art catalogues and magazines across the world.

Prajakta Potnis
Prajakta Potnis
Thane, 1980

Solo Shows

Prajakta Potnis, Face Off: Irony and Humour in a Critical Age, Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai

Prajakta Potnis, the kitchen debate, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

Prajakta Potnis, experimenter, Calcutta
time lapse, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai

Group Shows

After Midnight. Indian Modernism To Contemporary India 1947/1997, Queens Museum of Art (QMA), New York City, NY
Earth Bound, Project 88, Mumbai

Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014, Balkrishna Bungalow Opp., Kandarpadar Police Station, Mumbai
Framework 4: across the lines, insitu, Berlin
And I laid traps for troubadours who get killed before they reached Bombay, Clark House, Mumbai
Aesthetic Bind : Cabinet Closet Wunderkammer (group show), Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai

L’exigence De La Saudade, Kadist Art Foundation Paris, Paris
Uncomfortably Numb, Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai

Partner a Master, Chhatrapati Shivaji Vastu Sangralay, Mumbai
A Floating Object, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
Indian Highway, UCCA – Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Thane Country of birth: India Date of birth: 1980 Lives in: Mumbai