Space118 Fine Arts Grant: 2019-20

Space118 Fine Arts Grant: 2019-20

Priyank Gothwal was declared as the recipient of the Space118 Fine Arts Grant 2019-20. He was awarded with an opportunity for a two months long solo exhibition which was held between 10th January 2020 to 8th February 2020. 

Priyank also got an eight week residency at Space118 along with a grant of up to one lakh rupees. The proposed budget was vetted by the Jury consisting Shilpa Gupta- Artist, Mortimer Chatterjee- Gallerist and Curator, Anurag Khanna and Space118 in consultation with the selected grantee before the commencement of the grant.

The following is a little more information of our Space118 Fine Arts Grant Winner: 2019-20


Priyank completed his Bachelors from Rajasthan School of Art, Jaipur, India (2015), he then pursued his masters from Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida, India (2017). Priyank was a part of numerous group shows like Sandarbh Art Residency, Banswada, Rajasthan, India (2017), Kochi-Muziris Student Biennale, India (2016), HH art space performance workshop, Vadodara, India (2017), FICA, Moving Image workshop, New Delhi, India (2017), First draft, NIV art center, New Delhi (2018), Open Studio, Theertha Red Dot Gallery, Sri Lanka (2018). Priyank has been awarded with Ravi Jain Annual scholarship by Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi, India (2013) and Inlaks Fine Arts award, India (2018). He has been a part of the residency programs at Theertha Artist Residency, Sri Lanka (2018) and What About Art Residency, Mumbai, India (2018).


The recipients of the Space118 Contemporaries Residency Artists 2020 were chosen by the Jury consisting Shilpa Gupta- Artist, Mortimer Chatterjee- Gallerist and Curator, Anurag Khanna and Space118.

The following is a little more information of our Space118 Contemporaries Residency Artists 2020 Winners


Meghna completed her BFA at Sir J.J. School of Fine Art (2009) and post-graduation in Museology and Conservation Studies (2010). She was a part of the India art Festival, Delhi with Galerie Art Eterne (2017). Meghna exhibited in Delhi as part of a group show at Confluence, with Galerie Art Eterne (2016) and at the Jahangir art gallery, during the Kala Ghoda festival in February (2019). She was an artist in residence at What About Art Residency, exhibited works at their Open Studio (2017), Piramal Art Residency (2018), Kashi Art Residency, Kochi (2019).   


Mithun completed his BFA, College of Arts & Draftsmanship (2011) and MFA, Kala Bhavan, Visva Bharati University (2014). He has been a part of various group shows like at Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU, Vadodara (2013), C. N College of Fine Arts, Ahmedabad (2013), Shimeesha Art Studio (2014), Mirage Art Gallery, Kolkata (2014), Annual Exhibition at Birla Academy Art & Culture, Kolkata (2014), Jaipur Art Summit 3rd Season (2015), Anubhav, Site Art Space (2016), The Ply Gallery, London (2017), Dhi Artspace, Hyderabad (2017), Studio 21, Kolkata (2017) amongst others. Along with being awarded the Inlaks Fine Arts Award (2016), he has also been awarded at Kalikananda College of Art and Design, West Bengal, (2011), All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (2012) and Annual Birla Academy of Arts and Culture (2013). Mithun has also been a part of various residencies like Space Studios (2017), What about Art? (2017) and Khoj Peers (2015).


Pakhi Sen studied BA in Sociology from Hindu College, University of Delhi. She has exhibited at India Art Fair with GallerySke (2019) and participated in Jaipur Literary festival Art Installation (2016) and collaborative artist at The Pind Collective: Indo- Pak Art Collaboration (2016-2017). She has worked as a Gallery assistant at GallerySke in New Delhi (2013-15), Design Label Fayakun (2015) for Ladakhi Textiles and Khoj International Artists’ Association, New Delhi (2015). Along with being a freelance Illustrator and Designer, Pakhi also owns Studio Thali, New Delhi (since 2018).


Savitha completed her BVA  in Painting with a minor in Graphics (2013-2017) and her Post Graduation with a Major in Graphic Arts from MSU, Vadodara (2017-2019). She has been a part of Group Shows at the Faculty Gallery, M.S.U, Vadodara (2017, 2019) and has attended various workshops with Arpan Mukjerjee, Hanuman Kambli (2018), Walter D’souza (2018), Nicholas Hill (2018), Rahul Bhattacharya (2017) and many more. Savitha currently is an artist in Studio at Priyasri Art Studios, Vadodara, and an artist in residence at Space Studios, Vadodara.


Teja completed her Diploma in Fine Art from L.S.Raheja School of Art, Mumbai, India (2006), she also pursued a Diploma in Art Education from Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, India (2008), she then completed her MFA in Painting from MSU, Vadodara (2014). Teja has participated in various group shows, some of them at Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai, India. (2006), Art Society of India Exhibition, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai (2006), Bombay Art Society Exhibition, Jehangir art gallery, Mumbai (2007), 54th Venice Biennial Sessions, Italy (2011), Venice Architecture Biennial, Italy (2018), Art Centrix Gallery, Delhi (2019) amongst many others. Teja has worked at TIFR (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research) (2009). Teja has been awarded the Nasreen Mohamedi award in M.V.A Display, M.S.U. Vadodara (2014), Khoj peers share’ program, Khoj international artist association, Delhi (2014), The Darling Foundry, Montreal, Canada (2014), Kochi Biennial Foundation, Vertical artist center, Laval, Canada (2015), and many more.


Snigdha completed her Bachelor’s from College of Art, Delhi (2017) and her MVA in Painting from M. S University, Vadodara (2019). Snigdha has exhibited at Art Asia, South Korea (2018).

Jury Members for Space118 Fine Arts Grant: 2019-20

Mortimer Chatterjee

Mortimer Chatterjee received his MA in the History of Indian Art and Architecture from SOAS, London, and co-founded Chatterjee & Lal with his wife, Tara Lal, in 2003. Based in Mumbai’s Colaba art district, the gallery is focused on contemporary art and historical material. In 2010, Chatterjee co-authored a publication on the art collection of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), along with curating an exhibition of that collection at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai. He is currently editing a major publication on modern and contemporary art from the Indian subcontinent, due to be published in 2021.

Shilpa Gupta

Shilpa Gupta studied at the Sir J. J. School of Art (Sculpture) has had solo shows at the Museum voor Moderne Kunst in Arnhem, Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, OK Center for Contemporary Art in Linz and Arnolfini in Bristol and has participated in biennales in Venice, Berlin, Kochi, Lyon, Gwangju, Havana, Yokohama, Liverpool amongst others. Her work has been shown in Moma, Tate Modern, Centre Pompidou, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New Museum, Devi Art Foundation, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Mori Museum.

Anurag Khanna

He is one of the few Indian art collectors whose collection includes primarily video works. Collecting Art since 2001, Mr Khanna efficiently devotes time for art, travels galleries, visits fairs and biennials. Some of the artists in his collection include: Nathalie Djuberg, Gerard Byrnes, Leigh Ledare, Tom Burr and Alejandro Cesarco. Awarded the title of “Young Collector of the Year” by Forbes Art Award India in 2014.