Jagannath Panda Indian, b. 1970


Born in 1970 in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, Jagannath Panda completed a BFA from the B.K. College of Arts & Crafts, Bhubaneshwar, in 1991, and an MFA from the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda, in 1994. He also completed an MFA in sculpture from the Royal College of Arts London in 2002.


Panda has had solo shows or participated in significant group exhibitions around the world, including Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi (2023, 2017); Akara Art, Mumbai (2022); Emami Art, Kolkata (2022); the Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, Ohio (2020–21); the Jeju World Natural Heritage Center, Korea (2019); Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2018); the Modern Art Museum, Shanghai (2016); Halcyon Gallery, London (2015); the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul (2013); Frey Norris Contemporary and Modern Gallery, San Francisco (2012); MSU Gallery, Baroda (2012); Nature Morte, Berlin (2011); Alexia Goethe Gallery, London (2009); and Gallery Chemould, Mumbai (2009), among others.


Panda was commissioned by the Jio World Convention Centre in 2022. His works are also included in the collections of the Ishara Art Foundation, Dubai; GVK Mumbai International Airport; Mori Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan; Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi; the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi; Hindustan Times, New Delhi; and the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi.


He was a visiting researcher at Fukuoka University of Education, Fukuoka, Japan, in 1997 as well as a recipient of the Lalit Kala Akademi Research Fellowship, Orissa State Lalit Kala Akademi Scholarship, and Junior Research Fellowship, Government of India. He has received several awards such as the Centre Prize, C.I.I.C London; All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society Award, New Delhi; Alice Boner Memorial Award; and the All India Drawing Award from Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi and Orissa State Lalit Kala Akademi. He has participated in the Khoj International Residency, Delhi, and International City des’Art, Paris.


The artist lives and works in New Delhi, India.

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