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Nalini Malani (Maharashtra)

About Artist

Nalini Malani was Born in Karachi in 1946, then still undivided India, She is one of India's leading contemporary artists. Her work is greatly influenced by her experiences as a refugee during the Partition of India. She studied Fine Arts at the Sir J. J. School of Art and then received a scholarship from the French Government to study fine arts in Paris. Malani was amongst the earliest to transition from traditional painting to installation and multimedia work. Her video and installation work allowed her to shift from strictly real space to a combination of real and virtual space, moving away from strictly object-based work. She has exhibited extensively in India and abroad and had residencies in various parts of India, the USA, Japan and Italy. In 2013, she became the first Asian woman to receive the Arts & Culture Fukuoka Prize for her work on daring contemporary and universal themes as religious conflict, war, oppression of women and environmental destruction. Nalini Malani lives and works in Mumbai.
the Arts & Culture Fukuoka Prize