The ongoing spread of COVID-19 has impacted life around us in unpredictable ways, the arts included. At Prameya Art Foundation, we realize that these times are particularly difficult for artists with few platforms to show their work, and fewer platforms that allow them a sustainable economy.
In line with Prameya Art Foundation's primary commitment to young, emerging artists, we are inviting proposals for well-thought, conceptually rigorous, online solo exhibitions of recent/past works by artists who do not already have traditional support systems in these times, such as a gallery that has committed to their practice, and have never had a solo exhibition prior to this. This will continue in the coming months as a rolling open-call for proposals, and our aim is to make this opportunity available for as many artists as possible, since for the foreseeable future we do not see physical spaces functioning the way they used to.
In India, with limited patronage and philanthropy for the arts and virtually no support from the state for contemporary art, the market has been the primary source of economic support for artists. This is also a way to sustain this form of support by promoting and facilitating sales of exhibited artworks on behalf of the artists. The PRAF team has decades of experience in the industry and will be available to continue to advice and consult your practice in all matters, including administrative affairs, should you need our support. We see this as the beginning of relationships that can be sustained over the coming years.
If you would like to be considered for this exhibition series, titled 'PRAF Discover' please write to us with a brief motivation letter, detailed CV, a concept note/artistic statement and 8-10 images of work that you would like to exhibit.
You may apply in either Hindi or English based on your preference.
APPLICATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED EVERY TWO WEEKS.
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Meenakshi Nihalani is a visual artist based in Mumbai, India. She received her
bachelor’s degree in Sculpture from the Sir J.J. School of Fine Arts, Mumbai. Her
artistic research presents the social, psychological and geological impact of
British Colonialism on farmers highlighting the absurd play of politics and power
on their destinies. She has received a Scholarship Residency from Fundaziun
Nairs in Switzerland (2019), a Scholarship exhibition from Honorary Indian
consulate in Stuttgart in 2018, and also artist residencies in Berlin, Netherlands,
Zurich, Belgium, and India. She also received the 2017 Lord Mayo Memorial
Award for her sculpture during the Annual exhibition at Sir J.J School of Art.