The 2020 edition of PAIR partners with Cité internationale des arts, Paris and Institut Français to award Prajakta Potnis a three-month-long residency at the eminent institution.
Prajakta's application was selected for the notable impression that her residency proposal made on the jury members, its relevance to Paris, and the tangible benefit that the residency program will have on her artistic and professional career.
Prajakta along with other artists were nominated by a jury comprising Bose Krishnamachari (Artist/Curator), Ranjit Hoskote (Poet, Art Critic, Cultural Theorist and Independent Curator), Rekha Rodwittiya (Artist), Shukla Sawant (Visual Artist and Professor of Visual Studies, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University) and Sindhura DM (Director, Jackfruit Research & Design), from their nominations the artist's proposal was selected by Fanny Rolland (Head of Residency Department, Institut Français) and Bénédicte Alliot (Director General, Cité Internationale des Arts).
THE CITÉ INTERNATIONALE DES ARTS
The Cité internationale des arts is a charitable foundation, which was founded in 1965: today it is the largest artist-in-residence center in the world. Thanks to an ideal location in the centre of Paris and its commitment to put the artist at the heart of the project, the “Cité” is a key player, both on the Parisian and international cultural scenes. Artists of all ages and from every discipline come from the four corners of the globe to its complementary sites in the Marais and Montmartre districts for residencies lasting from two months to a year.
This ambitious project, born out of the desire to bring together artists from all over the world in Paris, grants the “Cité” a unique status, one which encourages exchange, artistic crossovers and creativity in general. It is a place to live and work that is open to dialogue between different cultures and where artists can meet their public and other professionals.