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b. 1965, India

Prabhavathi Meppayil Biography

Prabhavathi Meppayil's (b. 1965, Bangalore, India) art practice draws on traditional craft and values the truth of materials and tools as well as simple forms, colours and shapes. Lines are a leitmotiv in Meppayil's work and corresponding with Minimalist principles, she expresses the necessity of a work that comes back to the pureness and essence of the material: copper is often used in her work for example. Meppayil's pieces combine artisan practice and modernist concerns using recurring features such as walls and floors on which she repeats lines and intermissions.

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Exhibitions include The Encyclopedic Palace, 55th Venice Biennale, curated by Massimiliano Gioni, Venice in 2013, the American Academy in Rome in 2014 and at Pace London, in June 2014.

Text courtesy Pace Gallery.

Prabhavathi Meppayil Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Prabhavathi Meppayil, Recent Works at Pace Gallery, London
26 April–25 May 2019 Prabhavathi Meppayil Recent Works Pace GalleryLondon
Contemporary art exhibition, Prabhavathi Meppayil, b/seven eighths at Esther Schipper, Berlin
8 June–11 August 2018 Prabhavathi Meppayil b/seven eighths Esther SchipperBerlin

Prabhavathi Meppayil Represented By

Pace Gallery contemporary art gallery in New York, USA Pace Gallery Seoul, New York, London, Geneva, Palo Alto, Hong Kong, Beijing

Prabhavathi Meppayil In Ocula Magazine

Asia Society Triennial Part Two is a Mixed Success Ocula Feature Asia Society Triennial Part Two is a Mixed Success By Vivian Chui, New York

New York City's Asia Society Museum ushered in the spring season by unveiling the second and final chapter of its inaugural triennial.

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Prabhavathi Meppayil In Related Press

Critic’s Guide: New Delhi Related Press Critic’s Guide: New Delhi 2 February 2017, Frieze

Visual artist and researcher Sonia Mehra Chawla's artistic practice traverses notions of selfhood, nature, ecology and sustainability. Currently a visiting artist and researcher at M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation India, Sonia's ongoing project Critical membrane is on show at Exhibit 320. This exhibition focuses on her artistic enquiry...

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