Piyali Sadhukhan

Piyali Sadhukhan’s engagement with layers of memory, knowledge and meaning takes her nearer to found objects and economical raw materials of daily use. Having developed nearly hundred theatre productions, Piyali is also an artistic director and scenographer. Piyali (b.1979) completed her MFA from Kala Bhavana, Visva Bharati University, in 2006; and received a Junior Research Fellowship from the Government of India for 2007-2008. 

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Some of her major shows include Urban Narratives, Espace Louis Vuitton, Tokyo (2012); Moder Kono Desh Nai, Moder Kono Disha Nai, Forum Schlossplutz, Switzerland (2015); Boitakkhana project, at the residence of Prof. R.C. Majumdar, a workshop-based installation by Khoj Kolkata (2014); 35th anniversary celebration show organized at Gorky Sadan (2009); and Entourage De Color, Birla Academy (2008). With the support of Akar Prakar, Piyali created a giant 3D installation of a cobra on the premises of Kolkata’s Indian Museum (2014).

She has also participated in several projects, including Designs on Delta – Exploring the Making of Myths, a workshop-based installation project (2012), and Boat project installation (2010), both at Khoj, Kolkata; and Logged by Emami Chisel Art. She has contributed an essay, Surveillance on Humanity, to Art Etc, an art magazine by Emami Chisel Art.

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