Pratul Dash

Pratul Dash is born in Burla, Sambalpur, Orissa and one of the noted contemporary artists of India today. He works across multiple media channels, including, video, performance, photographic, earth art, installation, and sculpture.

Pratul Dash

Pratul Dash is born in Burla, Sambalpur, Orissa and one of the noted contemporary artists of India today. He works across multiple media channels, including, video, performance, photographic, earth art, installation, and sculpture. He has held six solos in major art galleries of India, participated in about two dozen shows curetted by noted curators of the country; he has participated in a number of major art camps and residency programs. As a recipient of the prestigious Inlaks Foundation Award for which he went to Italy for further studies in fine arts. He has travelled abroad a number of times in connection with various international events. Pratul is widely acknowledged for raising the issue of damage we are doing to our environment, ecology, planet earth, and society at large. He is artistically concerned about the immigration of laborers to cities and the sub-human conditions of living, as the expanding cities encroach upon the surrounding green covers and eco-systems.

the boy 201748''x36'' oil on canvas

Title: The Boy
Size: 48 x 36 Inches
Year: 2017
Medium: Oil on canvas


2018- In the Twilight Zone, Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi
2010- Metropolitan Matrix, Tamarind Art gallery, NY
2010- Human spaces, Sara Khan Contemporary Art, Schaan, Switzerland
2007- Proxy horizon, palette art gallery, New Delhi
2008- Neo-Istoria, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi
2004- Unidee in residency – Open House, Cittadelarte, Italy


2010- 1×1 gallery, Dubai
1999- Lalit Kala Akademi, Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi
1998- Nehru Centre, Mumbai



2017      ‘Viswaroopa: Form of the Universe Curetted By JhonyML, BAAC, Kolkata
2017      Transforming Realities Curetted By Vikas Kumar, Gallery Art Positive, New Delhi
2016      Enactments and each passing day, An exhibition of moving images curetted by Roobina Karode and Akansha Rastogi, KNMA, Noida, India
2015      Khushi Foundation Annual Fund rasing show – Hyderabad
2014      India: Maximum City curetted by Birgid Uccia for ST. MORTIZ ART MASTER Postfach, st.mortiz
2014      White: Paper Decoding Memory, Artkonsult, New Delhi ;  Forms of Activism, Curetted by Vivan Sundaram and Sasha Altaf, Lalit Kala  Galleries, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi
               Scapes: City/ Land, Curated by Karishma Shah, Science centre art gallery, Surat
2013       Aesthetic Bind Phantomata, Curated by Geeta Kapur on the occasion of 50 years of contemporary art third of five exhibition, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai
               Shrom O Shramik, Ganges art gallery, Kolkata Mending Fences , Curetted by Karishma Shah , Rahul Bhattacharya , Science Centre Surat
2012       Video Wednesday [ii] curated by Gayatri Sinha, Gallery Espace, New Delhi
               2+2 = 5 When the Sum is Greater than its Parts, Palette art Gallery, New Delhi  Art in Cinema, NGMA, New Delhi Curetted by Vinod Bhardwaj
               Art in Cinema, KNMA, New Delhi Curetted By Vinod Bhardwaj
               Fragile, 1×1 gallery, Dubai
2011       Inception, Genesis Art Gallerie, Bangalore
               Turn of the Tide, Tangerine art Space, Bangalore
               Museum Collection ii, Art Konsult, New Delhi
               Paper Tongues, Exibit320, New Delhi
               nEW Documents, curated by Rahul Bhattacharya, alliance Francase, New Delhi
2010      Art Celebrates Sports and City , Lalit kala academy, New Delhi
               Creating Common Wealth, Gallery Ragini, New Delhi
               WHOLE a chance encounter with the grid, Indigo blue art, Singapore
               Irreverent Gene, Curetted by Nalini S Malaviya. Bangalore
               NEXT……., Amelia Johnson contemporary, Hong Kong

2009      Card-o-logy, Hacienda Art gallery, Mumbai
               Vicissitudes of the Constructed Image Tangerine art space, Bangalore
2009       Lost in Urban Maze, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi
                Miniature Format Show, SansTache Art Gallery, Mumbai
                Mother and Child, Gallery Kolkata, Kolkata.
2008       The Promissory Maze, 1 x 1 Art Gallery, Dubai
                Live Wires, Visual Art Centre Kennedy road, Hong Kong
                Destruction, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi
                Walk the Line, Avanthay Contemporary, Zurich, Switzerland
2007       Flow Freeze Focus, Gallery Kolkata, Kolkata
                Emblems and Urban Regeneration, Garnier contemporary arts, London
                Imaging India, Henry Moor Gallery, Royal College of Art, London
                Hariyali Teej, Monsoon show curated by Himanshu Verma, New Delhi
                Harvest, Arushi Arts, New Delhi
                Generation Next, Art Alive Gallery, IHC
                Independent India, Ati Art Gallery, Alliance Francaise
                Of Images and Illusions, Tamarind Art, New York
                Modern to Contemporary, Gallery Kolkata
                Real 2007, Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi.
2006       Digressing Dom  Ains, Curated by Sushma K Bahl at Lalit Kala Akademi
                A Compensation for What has been Lost curated by Jhony M.L., Travancore Art Gallery, New Delhi
                 Arts in Art curated by Vinod Bhardwaj at Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi
                 Shifting Focus, Air Gallery, London
                Hariyali Teej, Monsoon show curated by Himanshu Verma at Alliance Franchise
                Infinite-us Unbounded, Planet Arts
                Art in Cinema, curated by Vinod Bhardwaj at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
2005       Eternal Recurrence, Shangri-La Hotel, New Delhi
                Detour a Metamorphic Journey, Gallery 88, Mumbai
                Temptation Temperaments, Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi
                Elements curated by Johny M.L. at Travancore House
2004       Art in Cinema curated by Vinod Bhardwaj and Sushma Bahl at Rabindra Bhawan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi,
2001        Art in Transit at Krishna Collection Art Gallery, New Delhi
                Buddha Will Smile Again, Academy of Fine Art & Literature, New Delhi
                  Prof. B.C. Sanyal Centenary Exhibition organized by IGNCA, New Delhi
1995         Rashtriya Lalit Kala Kendra, Bhubaneswar, Orissa


2018                 India Art Fair, New Delhi
2017                 India Art Fair, New Delhi
2016                 Bodhgaya Biennale
2014                 Jaipur Art Summit
2012                 Regional Arts Performance and Events, Gauwahati


2011                 New media workshop at Silchar University, Silchar, Assam.
2010                Art workshop in Turkey organised by RAI foundation, New Delhi
2010                New media workshop at Ahmedabad organised by Lalit kalaakademi and L & P Hutheesing visual art centre
2007                 Artist’s camp in Switzerland
2006                All India Artist Camp in Udaipur
2006                Holi camp curated by Red Earth
2004                Find Your Path Through project based site specific work, Latrrapa, Italy
2004                Nuga Mikha (Inner eyes) international artist residency program in Nepal
1995                 Gouranga Charan Foundation painter’s camp, Bhubaneswar
1993                 INCEF Painters Camp, Bhubaneswar, Orissa
2003                Artist camp in Ruhanda, Himachal Pradesh


2004                Inlaks scholarship
2005                Industrial literature society, Biella, Italy
1998                M.F. Hussain Award from College Of Art, New Delhi
1997                Silver Jubilee Award of Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Orissa
1997                11th All India Exhibition Award of South Central Zone Cultural Centre,   Nagpur
1993                Silver Medal of East Zone Youth Festival, Kalyani, West Bengal
1991-93           Annual Award of B.K. College of Art & Crafts, Bhubaneswar, Orissa


Rai foundation, New Delhi | Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi | Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi | ITM Universe, Gwalior, M.P | Inlaks Foundation, New Delhi | National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi | Orissa State Museum, India |Orissa Lalit Kala Akademi, Bhubaneswar |National Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi | South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur | Hindustan Lever Ltd., India. | British Council Division, New Delhi | Gandhi Smriti Darsan, Rajghat, New Delhi |