Prasanta Sahu (b. 1968) 


Prasanta Sahu, born in 1968 in Odisha, India, completed his diploma in Electrical Engineering (1987) before studying art. He earned his BFA in painting (1998) from Kala Bhavana, Visva Bharati and his Master's degree in painting from M.S. University, Baroda (2000), graduating summa cum laude from both universities. 


Sahu has shown his work widely within and outside the country and participated in numerous workshops and residencies. His recent solos include Anatomy of a Vegetable: Ruminations on fragile ecosystems, at Kochi Muziris Biennale 2022-23 invited Satellite Programme, Mocha Art Café (Kochi, 2022), Suburban Shadows, Emami Art (2020) and Blueprint of a City, Kalakriti Art Gallery (2016). Other important group presentations include Politics of Paper, curated by Ushmita Sahu at Emami Art (Kolkata, 2022); Hub India – Maximum Minimum at Artissima (Torino, Italy, 2021); Disruptive Confluence at Museo Civico d'Arte Antica (Torino, Italy,2021); Multitudes and Assemblages at Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti di (Torino, Italy, 2021); Blue India at Art Asia Art Fair (South Korea, 2018); Constellations at Bihar Museum (Patna, 2018); Postcards at Busan International Art Fair (South Korea, 2017); and many others.  


Sahu has been invited as visiting faculty by several universities. Since 2001, he has been teaching in the Department of Painting at his alma mater Kala Bhavana (Faculty of Fine art), Visva Bharati University. 


Prasanta Sahu lives and works in Santiniketan, India.