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Ketaki Sarpotdar

Public Artist in Residency Event


19/10/2023 –
– 21/10
Ketaki Painting

From the 19th to the 21st of October, we would like to invite you to experience the inspirations and research of our artist in residency, Ketaki Sarpotdar.

During her two months stay at 1646, Ketaki created a new collection of drawings, which she will unveil during her presentation. The event also offers the opportunity to get a deeper understanding of Ketaki’s art and its social-political context.

As research for her new work, Ketaki analyzed political cartoons in the collections of Dutch institutions. The examination of the critical drawings offered her a unique perspective into Dutch politics in the late 19th and 20th century. Sarpotdar is from India, where illustrations such as these, are not well preserved because of their political content.

Over these three days, you have the opportunity to delve deeper into Ketaki’s new work and creative process, including the documentation of previous works, personal diaries, and informative booklets that provide valuable insights into her artistic process.
Additionally, you can take a glimpse into the development of her ongoing graphic book Under the Shadow.

On the 19th of October, we open the doors for you from 19:00 to 21:00 for the opening of her presentation.
You are also welcome to explore Ketaki’s artistic practice on the 20th and 21st from 13:00 until 18:00.

The presentation is curated by Joana Moedas and Tom Polleau.


About Ketaki Sarpotdar:

Ketaki Deepak Sarpotdar is an artist based in Baroda, India, who works primarily with drawing and etching. In her work, Sarpotdar focuses on human responses to social or political situations and the psychology behind them. In order to analyse human psychology, Sarpotdar derives her visual form from literary pieces, short stories and at times poetry and folktales, which are intended to be a mirror that forces society to introspect. With her work, Sarpotdar aims to traverse polarities; to exist in the spectrum of greys that lie between the black and white; to place herself at the focal point of the polarities of truth and falsity, of right and wrong.

Sarpotdar has completed a Diploma in Fine Arts in drawing and painting from L.S.Raheja School of Art, Mumbai in 2014 and a Post Graduate in Visual Arts from the Graphics Department of M.S. University, Baroda in 2018. She has shown her work at Latitude 28 (New Delhi, IN), TAP India, M.S.University Faculty of Fine Arts (Baroda, IN), Aspinwall House (Kochi, IN), Lalit Kalia (New Delhi, IN) Mini print Biennale (Bucharest, RO), Gandhara Art Gallery (Kolkata, IN), Shanthiroad Art Residency and Gallery (Bangalore, IN), Gallery White (Baroda, IN), Galerie Mirchadani + Steinruecke (Mumbai, IN), Shridharani Gallery (New Delhi, IN), Bikaner House (New Delhi, IN), Amdavadni Gufa Gallery (Ahmedabad, IN), Nine Fish Gallery Art Fair (Mumbai, IN), Shimeesha Art Studio (Gujarat, IN), amongst others.


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