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 at Emami 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. 


He has exhibited at Embark, 2023, Baroda; India Art Fair 2023; 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 has been selected for the upcoming group exhibition Falt Lines: Visual Symptoms of Discordances in Indian History at Conflictorium, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, in September 2023 


He currently resides and works in Vadodara, Gujarat, India.