Pooja Iranna

Pooja Iranna

artist bio

Born in 1969 in New Delhi, Pooja Iranna received her BFA and MFA in Painting from the College of Art in New Delhi. Her selected awards have been, Charles Wallace India Trust Award in 2002, Outstanding Women Achievers Award by (YFLO), a wing of FICCI, India in 2009. She has also been one of the Celeste prize finalists, in 2010 for her video ‘Another New Beginning. In 2010 and 2011 her solo shows were selected in the top twenty finalists for Skoda Prize. Her other prominent shows in the last few years have been: "The Eye and the Mind: New Interventions in Contemporary Art" Gaungdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China; ‘Working space-around memory and perception’, curated by Roobina Karode, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi; ‘My memory, your History: Narratives on the North’ curated by Priya Pall, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata, India in 2015; The C(h)hroma Show, organized by Marialaura Ghidini and Tara Kelton for T.A.J. residency and SKE projects, Bangalore , India ; Artchiving, An Artist's Perspective- Chapter 2 curated by Ranjita Chaney, Exhibit 320,New Delhi; ‘Nothing, no thing’ curated by Bose Krishnamachari, Indian Platform for Art Stage Singapore and ‘Ode of the Monumental’, by Saffron Art, in New Delhi and Mumbai in 2014; ‘Imaging the past, envisioning the future’, curated by Priya Pall, Transport museum ,Maneser ,Gurgaon ,India; ‘Organic dreams of electric sheep-‘Focus’ photography festival, The Guild ,Mumbai in 2013; 15th ASIAN ART BIENNALE, Indian Pavilion, Bangladesh; ‘Spell and Spill of Ecology’, curated by Veerangana Solanki, Palette art Gallery, New Delhi; ‘Cynical love, life in the everyday’ curated by Gayatri Sinha, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Noida, India; ‘The Contemporary Sultanate’ curated by Veerangana Solanki, exhibit 320,New Delhi; ‘Video Wednesdays II’ curated by Gayatri Sinha for Gallery Espace, New Delhi in 2012; ‘Fragility’ curated by Rakhee Balram, Art Alive, Gurgaon, India; ‘Fragile’, 1x1 Gallery, Dubai; ‘In you is the Illusion of each day’ curated by Maya Kovskaya , Latitude 28, New Delhi.

Pooja Iranna lives and works in New Delhi.

artist statement

Through her work, Pooja Iranna presents manmade structures, which talk of human beings, their presence, expressions, mind and emotions without their physical existence.

Pooja has been talking of these structures ever since she started her practice almost two decades back. She has been working in many mediums to explore her buildings and spaces outside and inside. She has worked extensively with paper and has also used photographical imagery as a powerful mode of expression over the years.

Pooja Iranna remains grounded to her architectural spaces in this show as well, exploring the possibilities with which humans have extended their creative mind .According to her work, she believes that we have reached our zenith when it comes to expressing our ingenuity .There is no stone unturned as the human race has successfully managed to use their cultural as well as technical knowledge along with positive energies, to construct the unthinkable.

Through these works she focuses on the ever growing cities. The structures are coming up fast and without a thought or even necessity at times.

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Pooja Iranna
2016

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Pooja Iranna
2016

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Pooja Iranna
2016
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