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Arpita Akhanda


Arpita Akhanda (b.1992) is a multi-disciplinary artist with a Master’s in Painting from Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan (India) completed in 2017. Akhanda works across a range of mediums such as paper weaving, performance art, photography, installation, drawing, and video where she explores the relationship between memories, migration, body, trauma and materials. Her practice emerges from the idea of looking at the body as a memory collector.  She has been the recipient of various awards such as the Prince Claus Seed Award (2022); Inlaks Fine Art Award (2022) and the Emerging Artist Award (2020-2021) from FICA. She is presently a participant in the Jan Van Eyck Residency, Maastricht, Netherlands (2022- 23). Akhanda has been a part of other residencies such as the India Art Fair, New Delhi (2022); Gästeatelier Krone in association with KHOJ at Aarau, Switzerland (2021) and the Piramal Art Residency, Mumbai (2020). Akhanda’s works have been exhibited as a part of these residences and been showcased in several other exhibitions such as “Rivers and Road: meandering stories of India” at the AAIE Centre for Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy (2022); “Of Liminal Beings and other spaces” at Emami Art Gallery, Kolkata, India (2021) and “The Trifecta of Movement” at Exhibit 320, New Delhi (2021) to name a few.

Represented by https://www.emamiart.com/