‘Forgetfulness’, booth D3, Shrine Empire Gallery, at the India Art Fair 2014

'Forgetfulness', booth D3, Shrine Empire Gallery, at the India Art Fair 2014

India Today, February 2014


Artist Profile – Elle India, March 2014

Priyanka Dasgupta

Transparent Studio at Bose Pacia – Open Studio event

‘Dreams of In-convenience’, at ‘Skin Deep’, Religare Art (Delhi, India) August – September 2012

on view until 24 september 2012

‘Transparent Studio’ at Bose Pacia – Open Studio event

Transparent Studio

Open Studio: 
Thursday 2 August 2012, 6 – 9 pm
Please join me Thursday, August 2nd, 6-9pm, for an Open Studio event at Bose Pacia. I will be sharing new work in progress, and my process and experience so far, in creating a humongous, mechanical, shadow puppet in the studio space!
Bose Pacia
163 Plymouth Street (between Jay and Pearl)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Additional Upcoming Events: 1st Thursday events are held 6-9pm
Thursday, 6 September: An exhibition of work in progress and panel discussion focused on interdisciplinary collaborations.
Thursday, 4 October: An interdisciplinary installation and literary event in collaboration with Billy & CO
(For more info:http://billyandcompany.org)
All day, Friday-Sunday, 28-30 September, DUMBO Arts Festival: Events at the gallery will include live performance and the completed shadow puppet installation by Priyanka Dasgupta.Born in Kolkata, India in 1979, Priyanka Dasgupta has a MA in Studio Art from NYU/ICP (2003) and a BA in Literature from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi (2000). She has participated in the Aljira Emerge with Creative Capital (2007) and AIM Program (2005). Dasgupta is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts award (2004). Her video installations have been exhibited extensively in the US, Europe and Asia including The International Center of Photography, Wagner Gallery, Galleria di Piazza San Marco, Shrine Empire, and Seoul Art Space . Dasgupta’s work belongs to several prominent collections. She lives and works in New York, NY.

About Transparent Studio at Bose Pacia, NY:
Launched in January 2012, Transparent Studio is an artist residency program founded by Bose Pacia. Emerging and mid career artists are chosen for the studio program through a submissions process based on project proposal and artistic merit. Residents are provided with a studio in the main gallery space for a 1-3 month period. By turning the transitional gallery space into temporary artist studios on the street-level in an active arts neighborhood, we are hoping to allow for an atmosphere of engagement and conversation around the creative process. During the residency, the public is invited to interact with the artist throughout their creative process allowing exchange and collaborative relationships.

Transparent Studio: Interview with Priyanka Dasgupta

Priyanka Dasgupta

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Priyanka Dasgupta.

Doppio Gioco – Double Game, at Gallleria di Piazza San Marco, Venice

my video installation ‘good girls cross their legs’, is part of this show. if you happen to be in venice, do go! 🙂
april 5 – june 24, 2012, at the galleria di piazza san marco 71/c, venice


Decimo Parallelo Nord : Foundazione Fotografia : Modena, Italy : Feb. 18 – Apr. 29

Two of my video installations, ‘A Confession for Oscar’ and ‘Good Girls Cross their Legs’, are in this exhibition. If you happen to be in the neighbourhood, do stop by! February 18 – April 29, 2012

‘The Ephemera of Meaning’ – an interview with Rahaab Allana, TakeonArt, Jan. 2012

Lyla Rao reviews ‘Dreams of In-convenience’, for Art India Magazine

‘Dreams of In-convenience’, 2011 – a walkthrough

‘Dreams of In-convenience’, 2011 – a walkthrough from priyanka dasgupta on Vimeo.

“According to Freud, ‘dreams of convenience’ occur in order to resolve anxiety, substituting physical action with dream action, in order to fulfill repressed wishes or desires. In my experience, there is nothing convenient about these occurrences – they serve solely, to further un-resolve and compound waking anxiety.”
– Priyanka Dasgupta

This exhibition, is an immersive sound and video installation, including monitors, large projections and two large-scale, shadow puppet scenes, centered around a quasi-fictional character.

‘dreams of in-convenience’ (5)

single channel video with sound6 min excerpt from 22 min loop2011

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‘dreams of in-convenience’ (3)

single channel video with sound3 min excerpt from 21 min 30 sec loop2011

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‘dreams of in-convenience’ (2)

3-channel video with sound40 sec excerpt from a 5 min loop2011

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‘the adventures of p…. d..’ (work in progress)

this is the first in a series of animations centered around this shadow puppet, who is the visual manifestation of the artist, living in an alternate reality. the narratives are influenced by a mix of memories and dreams. conceptually, through this visualization of personal conflicts, the pieces address matters of childhood / girlhood / womanhood

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Shrine Empire Gallery @ India Art Summit, New Delhi, Jan. 20 – 23, 2011

Artiger in Harper’s Bazaar, Indian Express, Hello Magazine and The Hindu, December 2010

ARTIGER @ New Delhi, December – March, 2010 – 2011

While much has been done towards saving the tiger, little had been done in the domain of art and how it could be employed towards doing its bit for the tiger. A recent visit to London and exposure to The Elephant Parade there, inspired the three of us, to see how we could aggregate some of India’s finest artists and inspire them to create The Tiger Trail here in India through an initiative called ARTIGER.
The response we got was overwhelming. Every gallery contacted, every artist requested, came forth and decided to pitch in pro bono. Which means 50 artists producing 50 life size fibre glass Royal Bengal Tigers. Each with the artists signature style.
Each of these tigers would be adopted by 50 of the leading corporates in the country. For a period of three months, they would be displayed in public spaces all over New Delhi, beginning December 2010. Post that they would belong to the corporate that adopted them. Every corporate will be given a tiger based on a lucky draw to prevent any artist biases to come into play.
Aparajita Jain, runs Seven Arts, a cutting-edge gallery that showcases the finest of global contemporary art. She lives in New Delhi with her husband and two children.
Nandita Baig, works in the Development sector. She is on the Founding board of Youthreach an NGO based in Delhi and also works with Umeed an NGO based in Punjab. She lives in New Delhi with her husband and two children.
Swapan Seth runs Equus Red Cell, an advertising firm. He lives in Gurgaon with his wife and two children.