Born in Burla, Sambalpur, Orissa, Pratul Dash is regarded as a leading contemporary artist. His works are conceptual. They posit crucial questions on issues of migration, urbanomics, failing environment, and the ever expanding and devolving ecosystem.The artist’s repertoire of works spans through multiple media including video, performance, photography, earth art, installation, and sculpture.
Pratul had eight solos. Some recent ones are: In the Twilight Zone (New Delhi: Anant Art Gallery, 2018), Metropolitan Matrix (New York: Tamarind Art Gallery, 2010), Human Spaces (Switzerland: Sarah Khan Contemporary Art, 2010), Neo-Istoria and Proxy Horizon (New Delhi: Palette Art Gallery, 2007and 2008). Pratul was a recipient of the Inlaks Foundation Award to study in Italy. Pratul has participated in many significant art camps and art residencies.
His works have been exhibited by noted curators in India and abroad, such as Enactments and Each Passing Day curated By Roobina Karode and Akansha Rastogi (New Delhi: Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, 2016): Forms of Activism, curated by Vivan Sundaram and Sasha Altaf, Lalit Kala Gallery, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi 2014: Maximum City curated by Birgid Uccia (Switzerland: St. Moritz Art Maste, 2014), Aesthetic Bind Phantomata, curated by Geeta Kapur on the occasion of 50 years of contemporary art third of five exhibition, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai 2013 and Video Wednesday [ii] curated by Gayatri Sinha, Gallery Espace, New Delhi 2012.
Pratul’s art works decorate many esteemed art collections, e.g. Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi; National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi; National Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi; Inlaks Foundation, New Delhi, Devi Art foundation, New Delhi; ITM University, Gwalior; SCZCC, Nagpur; Orissa State Museum, Bhubaneswar; Swiss Re; RPG Group; British Council Division, New Delhi and many more private collection in India and Abroad. The artist lives and works in Delhi NCR (Ghaziabad), India.