Prabhakar Pachpute

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The Land Eaters- Installation view © Courtesy of the artist and Experimenter
Dust Bowl in Our hands, 2013 Charcoal On Paper 60 X 72 Inches. © Prabhakar Pachpute
Sasti Underground mine no.3 , 2013 Charcoal On Paper 60 In X 72 In © Courtesy of EXPERIMENTER
Back to the Farm II , 2013 Charcoal On Paper 36 In X 24 In © Courtesy of EXPERIMENTER
Back to the Farm I Charcoal On Paper 24in X 36in, Unique © Courtesy of the artist and Experimenter
Wide Angle , 2013 Charcoal On Paper 24in X 36in, Unique © Courtesy of the artist and Experimenter
© Courtesy of the artist & Clark House
CANARY IN A COALMINE II at Van Abbemuseum / three Men on the Donkey , 2013 Charcoal On The Wall 13ft X16ft Approx. © Courtesy of the artist and Experimenter
CANARY IN A COALMINE II at Van Abbemuseum /The Farmer Turning into Coalminers © Courtesy of the artist and Experimenter
Kakhet Kalasa Gavala Valasa, (What You are Searching for, is Very Close to You, And You go Around the World for It.) , 2013 Charcoal On Paper (Sketch For The Sculpture) Unique, 15x11in. © Courtesy of the artist and Experimenter
© Seher Shah
Back to the Farm, 2014 © Courtesy of the artist & Clark House
© Courtesy of National Gallery of Modern Art
Quick Facts
Chandrapur, Maharshtra, India
Birth year
Lives in
Chandrapur, Maharashtra
Works in
Chandrapur, Maharashtra
Representing galleries

Prabhakar Pachpute (b.1986, Chandrapur, Maharshtra, India) graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from Khairagarh University, Chhattisgarh and continued to pursue his MFA from M.S.U, Baroda. Pachpute opened his debut solo, Canary in a Coalmine, at the Clark House Initiative, Bombay in 2012. Select group shows include L’ Exigence de la Saudade, curated by Clark House, at Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, Black OR White, curated by Galit Eilat, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands.


 12th April 1986,  Sasti, District Chandrapur, Maharashtra.



2009      B.F.A. in sculpture from Dept. of Sculpture, I.K.S.V.V. Khairagarh (C.G)

2011      M.F.A. in sculpture from Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.U. Baroda (Guj)



2008     Certificate Award from S.C.Z.C.C. Nagpur.

2010     Professor Mahendra Pandya Foundation Award, Baroda



2012      Solo Project “CANARY IN A COAL MINE” at Clark House Initiative, Mumbai, curated by Sumesh Sharma and Zasha Colah.

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2010    Current Stream’s , sculpture works, at Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.U. Baroda.

2010    A group show organized by Income Tax Department at Red Earth Gallery, Baroda.

2011   ‘Right to dissent’ curated by Sumesh Sharma and Tushar Joag, at Azam campus and Kamagar Bhavan in pune.

2011    ’Square Eyes’ Video exchange initiative between Cornwall Autonomous Zone and Clark House  curated by Sharmila Samant, at Clark House Initiative, Bombay and CAZ , Cornwall. Videos included those of N Puspmala, Justin Ponmany ,  Vasudha Thozur,  Baptist Coelho,  Tushar Joag and Shakuntla Kulkarni

2011     India Art Festival, Mumbai Garden Installation curated by Sumesh Sharma

2011    5th Ayodhya Film Festival,  Awam Ka Cinema or People’s Cinema, at Ayodhya, Curated  Section of  videos by contemporary artists by Sumesh Sharma , participating entries included  Anant Patwardhan,  Amar Kanwar,  CAMP, Shilpa Gupta, and  Desire Machine Collective

2011   ’Big Baroda’  at Faculty of Fine arts, M.S.U. Baroda and Priyasri Art Gallery, Bombay.


Collective Practice

Founder member of Bombay based collective ‘Shunya’ ; Exhibition History:

2012    ‘Shunya’ a Collective show, Clark House Initiative,  Bombay.

2012    ‘A Non-Aligned Elephant- Gulab’  -  Shunya at Praha Zoo, Curated by Sumesh Sharma, Prague, Czech Republic

2012    ‘Visa Rejects’ a group show, at New Zero Space, curated by Sumesh Sharma and Zasha Colah , Yangon,    Burma / Myanmar  

2012    A collaborative site specific mural in memory of legendary freedom fighter Bhagat Singh, for Shaheed   Yaadgaar Manch, Communist Party of India office,  Bhupesh Gupta Bhavan, Mumbai

2012  A group exhibition ‘ICU Jest’ at Manadaly House, Kochi curated by Zasha Colah and Sumesh Sharma.


2013 A group exhibition ‘Social Fabric’ curated by Grant Watson at IFA Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany.

2013 A group exhibition "L'Exigence de la Saudade", curated by Clark House, Paris.

2013 A group exhibition ‘Black OR White’ curated by Galit Eilat at Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherland



2010      SAMHITA National wood carving workshop, at Delhi Collage of Art, Delhi.

2011      Interned under Artist Tushar Joag for his solo show in Vadhera Art Gallery, Delhi



2006    Book Coverpage for Marathi Poem titled 'GULMOHAR’

2008    Book Illustrations for Marathi Poem titled ’VEDHA AMBARACHA’

2008    Book Coverpage for Marathi Poem titled ‘HUNDAKA’



2010    Rakesh Aggrawal, Red Earth Gallery, Baroda.

2011    Ruksan Krishana, Stand Art Room, Mumbai.

2011    Mukesh Patel, (Architect) Lineworks consultancy services, Ahmedabad.

2012    Aakash Belsare, Collector, Bombay.

2012    Kunal Bijlani, Benham & Reeves Bombay.

2012    Anand Mahindra, Chairman of Mahindra N Mahindra Company, Bombay

2012    Niyati Shinde, Curator, Bombay.

2012    Zarganar (U Maung Thura) Stand-up comedian & public Figure, Burma.

2012    Ko Htein Lin Performance Artist, London

2013    Munish Jauhar, Collector, Chandhigarh.



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