Painting a powerful portrait of a city in the process of transformation and drawing narrative, symbol and style from traditional painting, mythology, and popular culture, Jagannath Panda reflects on experiences of displacement and alienation in relocating from his native state of Odisha to the burgeoning city of Gurgaon south of New Delhi. His mixed media paintings and sculpture depict the disjunctured process of migration and the impact of development and technology on individuals and their environment.
Jagannatha Panda was born in Bhubaneswar in 1970 and received his BFA from the BK School of Art and Crafts and his MFA from the MS University, Baroda. He has also studied at the Fukuoka University in Japan and the Royal College of Art, London, receiving an MA degree in 2002.
He is represented by Nature Morte Gallery in New Delhi and Berlin, Gallery Chemould Prescott Road in Mumbai, Alexia Goethe Gallery in London, and Wendi Norris Gallery in San Francisco. Group exhibitions include Indian Highway IV at the Lyons Museum of Contemporary Art in France, Indian Highway V at the MAXXI Museum in Rome, Transformation at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, Chalo! India a the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, Where in the World at the Devi Foundation in Gurgaon, and Midnight’s Children at Studio la Citta in Verona, Italy, among many other national and international exhibitions. His work is in the collections of the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, The National Gallery of Modern Art in Delhi, The Asian Art Museum in Fukuoka, Japan, and the Devi Art Foundation in Delhi.
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