Praneet Soi Indian, b. 1971


Praneet Soi completed his BFA and MFA in painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU Baroda, following which he worked in the advertising industry in New Delhi. He went on to do his second master’s from the University of California at San Diego on scholarship, and then moved to the Netherlands in 2002 to attend the Rijksakademie van beeldende Kunsten for a two-year international residency program for artists. Soi has since divided his time between Amsterdam and Kolkata. This movement between two cities impacts his practice which develops out of ‘patterns that emerge from an investigation of his extended social and economic landscape’. 


In 2011, he was one of four artists representing India at the Indian Pavilion in Venice, where he created a site-specific drawing installation. In 2014, Soi was artist-in-residence at Stiftung Laurenz Haus in Basel. In the same year he was granted a research fellowship at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC for studying illuminated manuscripts at the Sackler and Freer Galleries. In 2016, Soi participated in the Kochi–Muziris Biennale and also exhibited at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi. In 2017, he unveiled a solo exhibition at the Bhau Daji Lad Museum in Mumbai.


The artist lives and works in Amsterdam.

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