Jagannath Panda Indian, b. 1970


Born in 1970 in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, Jagannath Panda completed his 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’s oeuvre predominantly manifests the conflict between knowledge and faith. Engaging with diverse themes, concerns and emotions like the human and natural worlds, death and desire, social and economic inequalities, issues of urbanization and dislocation, and shifts in cultural and religious paradigms, he posits contradictory elements making visible the ruptures in our understanding of these elements. 


Panda has had significant solo shows since 1998; in Tokyo, Mumbai, New Delhi, London, Berlin and San Francisco, including the upcoming group show Visions from India hosted by the Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, Ohio (2020–21); Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi (2017); Halcyon Gallery, London (2015); Frey Norris Contemporary and Modern Gallery, San Francisco (2012); MSU Gallery, Baroda (2012); Nature Morte, Berlin (2011); Alexia Goethe Gallery, London (2009); Gallery Chemould, Mumbai (2009), among others. His most recent group shows include the Jeju World Natural Heritage Center, Korea (2019); Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi (2019); Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2018); the Modern Art Museum, Shanghai (2016); the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul (2013), to name a few. 


Panda’s works are also in several collections such as the 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.

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