Praneet Soi Indian, b. 1971


Born in 1971 in Kolkata, Praneet Soi completed a bachelor’s and master’s of fine arts in painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, after which he worked briefly in the advertising industry in New Delhi. He went on to do a second master’s at the University of California at San Diego.


Soi has had several solo exhibitions, including at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi (2021, 2016, 2011 and 2009); the Mosaic Rooms, London (2019); Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon, (2018); the CCA Deri Londonderry, UK (2017); Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai (2017); the Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, Netherlands (2016); Experimenter, Kolkata (2015); Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam (2012); Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City (2011); and ARTSPACE, Sydney (2011), to name a few. His group participations include the viewing room at Frieze, No. 9 Cork Street, London (2023); Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland (2018); the Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh (2018); the 6th Asian Biennale, Taiwan (2017); the Sharjah Biennale, UAE (2016); the Sursock Museum, Beirut, (2016); the Kochi–Muziris Biennale, Kochi (2016); Today Art Museum, Beijing (2016); the 5th Guangzhou Triennial, China (2015); the Witte De With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (2014); the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi (2013); the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Noida (2012); and the 54th Venice Biennale, India Pavilion (2011), among others.


Soi’s work is included in several important collections, including the Ishara Art Foundation and the Prabhakar Collection, Dubai; the Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven; the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi; the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.


Soi has also completed several residencies, most recently at the Luceberthuis in Bergen-Binnen, North Holland, in 2021; the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, in 2017; the Pompgemaal Atelier (Den Helder), Mondriaan Foundation, Netherlands, in 2015; and Stifftung Laurenz-Haus, Basel, Switzerland, in 2014. He was also granted a research fellowship at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC for studying illuminated manuscripts at the Sackler and Freer Galleries in 2014.


The artist lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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