AD Design show 2022

16 - 18 December 2022 

Emami Art participated in the AD Design show 2022 where we exhibited new works by two brilliant young artists, Arpita Akhanda and Ali Akbar PN at stage AS 5 on 16th 17th & 18th December 2022 at Jio world convention centre, BKC Mumbai 11:00am – 7:00 pm

Additionally, for the first time AD design had a history of India since 1947 section where we had shown a historical piece by Riten Mozumdar (1927 – 2006), one of the most significant artist-designers of the Indian Modernist Design Renaissance.


Ali Akbar P N


Ali Akbar P N. was born in 1996 in Koolimuttam, Central Kerala. The artist has obtained his MVA in Painting from Maharaja Sayaji Rao University, Vadodara, Gujarat 2020 and BFA in Painting from the Govt. College of Fine Arts Thrissur, Kerala 2018. He works extensively in collages, videos and artists’ books, and his work revolves around memory, identity, alienation, and desire.  


Ali Akbar was selected by an eminent jury for the first award at the annual all-India open call awards and exhibition Imaginarium 2.0 atEmami Art Kolkata 2022. Emami Art also exhibited Ali Akbar at the India Art Fair, 2023 and the Architecture Digest Design Show in December 2022, Mumbai.  


Ali Akbar has exhibited at Baroda Anuelle 2023, curated by Vinit Nair, Gallery White Vadodara; From Where All That Sweat? Curated by Niranjana Surendran, Trivandrum 2022; The Flying Goat Show Curated by Shyamli Singbal, Goa 2022; Open Studio, Baroda 2021; Untitled III Online Exhibition, Priyasri Art Gallery Mumbai 2020; Nasreen Mohammedi Studio Display, MSU Baroda 2019 – 2020; Prologue 18 Final Display, Govt. College of Fine Arts Thrissur 2018; Kala Mela Art Exhibition, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi 2018; Print Premises Printmaking Exhibition Curated by Sunil Lal T R, Calicut 2017; Group Show in Onyx Art Gallery, Kochi 2017; Charcoal Group Art Exhibition, Calicut 2017; Kasthuri Sreenivasan Trust Annual Show, Coimbatore 2017.   


Ali Akbar P N currently resides and works in Vadodara, Gujarat, India.  



Arpita Akhanda


Arpita Akhanda, born (1992) and brought up in a family of artists who migrated from Bangladesh during the partition and moved through many locations in India before settling in Cuttack, Odisha, she completed her B.F.A & M.F.A in painting from Kala Bhavana, Visva Bharati University, 2015 & 2017.  

Akhanda has performed Transitory Body: The Memory Collector at the opening ceremony of group exhibition Rivers and Roads: Meandering Stories of India, Curated by Valeria Contarino, Pranitha Joseph and Zhu Yaning at AAIE Center for Contemporary Art, Rome (2022 – 23), 360 minutes of requiem at India Art Fair 2022, New Delhi; Transitory Body: the memory collector at Piramal Art Residency 2019-20, Maharashtra. 


Some of her notable group exhibitions include India Art Fair, 2023; Rivers and Roads: Meandering Stories of India, at AAIE Center for Contemporary Art, Rome (2022 – 23), AD Design show 2022 in Mumbai, Hub India, Artissima International Fair of Contemporary Art at Torino, Italy, in 2021; Körper: The memory collector, Kunstrum, Aarau, Switzerland; Of Liminal Beings and other spaces, curated by Ushmita Sahu, Emami Art gallery, Kolkata; The Trifecta of Movement at Exhibit 320, New Delhi; The Lay of the Land, Exhibit320, New Delhi. 


Arpita Akhanda is a recipient of the 2022-23- Prince Claus Seed Fund. She has also been selected for Jan Van Eyck Residency 2022-23, Netherlands. She was part of India Art Fair Artist in Residence program 2022, New Delhi; Artist in Residence program 2021 Gästeatelier Krone, Aarau, Switzerland in association with Khoj Kolkata; and Piramal Art Residency 2019-20, Mumbai.  

Arpita Akhanda is a recipient of Inlaks Fine Art Award 2022, Emerging Artist Award 2020, FICA and Mrinalini Mukherjee Foundation 2021; State Award Fellowship in New Media from Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation, 2019 and is also a recipient of National Scholarship by CCRT Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India in Painting, 2016. 


Her notable workshops include Inside creative research: Understanding घर/Ghar (Home) held at Central Saint Martins, London (2023).  


She is currently residing and working in Netherland as part of the Jan Van Eyck Residency Program (2022-23). 


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