Ketna Patel is a typical example of globalization. To date, she has lived in three different continents; Africa, Europe and Asia, each more than a dec...Read more...
1991 – 1993: The Architectural Association, London; BA (Hons)
1987 – 1991: Middlesex University, Interior Architecture, BA (Hons)
June 2012: SINGAPORE: Exhibition and styling of public spaces at IIFA (International Indian Film Academy)
May 2012: SINGAPORE: Auction of 1 Ar...
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Ketna Patel, Resident Artist at Michi Arts Studio set up her own art gallery and studio five years ago. Today, her work can be found in some of Singapores best hotels from Raffles to the Swissotel Stamford Hotel. With a turnover of over USD 150,000, Ketna and her husband runs the extension of their art studio to support upcoming artist.
A short film by Ketna Patel & Mark Smith, 2000. Funded by Singapore Film Commission. Made about the inhabitants of ' Upper Dickson Road', Little India. A moving visual montage depicting the ghettosization of a truly 'trippy' culture sandwiched between an 'indian' and 'chinese' street in Singapore.
At the forthcoming India Art Summit, the people’s car is a kitschy sculpture It may not have the mileage and the desired number of takers, but the Nano continues to make statements. It is now an artist’s muse. The Singapore-based, Kenyan-born artist Ketna Patel is part of a new generation of Indian diaspora artists who are drawing on India for inspiration. Her latest is an installation titled Stop! Indians Ahead that uses the Tata Nano as its canvas. The “people’s car for the masses” wrapped in pop art will be presented by the Singapore gallery Indigo Blue Art at the forthcoming edition of the India Art Summit (20-23 January). Stop! Indians Ahead is meant to be a candid portrayal of the lives of everyday Indians. Patel’s kitsch imagery has been transferred on to the car in mosaic by the Italian mosaic company SICIS using a method similar to that employed by artisans of the Byzantine period. The collaboration has resulted in rendering the new iconic Nano a symbolic “jewel for the masses”. In addition to presenting the Nano at the summit (an identical car will be produced for the Tata Collection), Indigo Blue Art will be showcasing Patel’s work in its booth: 3D collages on wood and limited-edition acrylic screen prints. — Anindita Ghose
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