Keerti Pooja was born in 1995 in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India. She is a Painter and a Printmaker with a Bachelor’s Degree from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. She is completing her Master’s in Printmaking from MSU of Baroda.
Her works are in the collection of MOSA (Museum of Sacred Art) in Belgium. She has also participated in several residencies and exhibitions. Some of them are Arts 4 All; MOSA in Belgium in 2020; Pluralism at Centre of Visual Arts, Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2018, Denver, USA; Print show, Bihar Museum in 2018 in Patna. She is the recipient of several accolades including Abir First take in 2019; Artscape All Indian Woman Artist Award in 2016; and three awards from Prafulla Dahanukar between 2016 and 2018. Her works have been exhibited in South Asian Young Printmaker Award-Bangladesh in 2019; South Central Zone Cultural Centre (SCZCC) in 2016; International Print Biennale (New Delhi) in 2018 ; Rajya Lalit Kala Academy in 2016; ABIR In 2018 and 2019; Kokuyo Camlin Camel Art Foundation in 2015; Kokuyo Camlin Camel Art Foundation in 2017; Arte Mondial National Art Exhibition in 2017; South Indian Art Show in 2016; Bombay Art Society in 2018.
Pooja is fascinated with the multiplicity of activities at bazaars which refletcs in compositions of several of her drawings. She produces images with masses of people that defy gravity and she deconstructs conventional perspectives. She is interested in the cyclical nature of everyday rhythms, and their relation to labour, migration and large-scale farming practices that allow cities to function.
She feels a person’s internal reality may not always match with the reality around them, so she manipulates everyday objects and spaces into improbable forms. Sometimes, one is unable to synchronize their emotions with their surroundings regardless of their efforts – this is an important part of her concept.
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