Praneet Soi is an artist who divides his time between Amsterdam and India. Born in Kolkata, India 1971, Soi moved to Amsterdam in 2002. Soi participated in the first Indian National Pavilion at the 54th Biennale di Venezia. He attended the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam (2002–2003); the University of California, San Diego (1999–2001), and the Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda, India (1990–1996). Working in a wide range of media, spanning painting, drawing, collage, text, audio-visual assemblages and intertwining the languages of visual culture, literature, cinema and architecture, Soi suggests possibilities for imagining a new human condition, marked by intensified forces of modernity and progress.
This is the artist’s first monograph and was released to coincide with the opening of the Indian Pavilion. The publication is presented as a collection of four booklets; the first containing a selection of imagery from his archive, the second his drawings, the third his paintings and sight specific projects, the fourth texts by Charles Esche, Director of the Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, Netherlands and Ranjit Hoskote, curator of the Indian Pavilion.
Design by Studio Manuel Raeder.
Softcover, Unbound, 236 pages, 8.3 inches x 10.8 inches, Distanz.