Prasanta Sahu (b.1968) graduated in Painting from Kala Bhavana, Santiniketan (1998) and completed his Master’s degree from MSU, Baroda (2000). Sahu tries to execute things as they appear in reality, and give them a different meaning altogether by juxtaposing images from dissimilar areas. Sahu examines the ‘unknown multitudes’ that serve the society in many different ways for the fulfilment of basic human needs and daily survival, but themselves are never recognised for their contribution. Sahu’s process starts with photo documentation and interviews which later he reworks in his studio. in his works, photographed and scanned images appear alongside re-created situations. Investigation into the human condition is the thread of commonality running through his métier. His scholarships include Eastern Print Biennale Award 1995, National scholarship from Ministry of Human Resource and Development, in 1996-98, Nasreen Mohamedi Award in 1999, M.S. University Gold Medal in 2000. Sahu has participated in numerous national & International shows such as – “ PART/TRAP” a group show of eleven contemporary artists at Gallery Ragini, New Delhi, Curated by Anoop Kamath-2018/-“ Response” a new-media and installation show at Gems Cinema (an abandoned cinema hall) , Organized by CIMA art gallery, Kolkata; Curated by Rakhi Sarkar-2018 / “ Artists Postcards” at Busan International art Fair-2017, Bexco,Busan,Korea,7th to 11th December, Curated by Artists Center, Mumbai-2017 / “Project Tihar”- an exhibition of Painting, Drawing, Print, Sculpture, Video and Installation created during a collaborative project with the inmates of Tihar , at Lalit Kala Academy Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi. Curated By Veer Munsi.; – “Studio Gem Revisited” a 6 person show at Cima art gallery,Kolkata; – “Paper and Pigments” a 7 person show of paper works at Gandhara art Gallery, Kolkata; -7th Bharat Bhavan Biennial of contemporary Indian art 2017,at Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal; – CIMA, The Kolkata Art Festival-2017, an exhibition of works curated by CIMA gallery at Studio Gem (Gem Cinema), Kolkata; India Fine Arts Exchange Exhibition, Daegu, South Korea-2015 / International art programme, Burapha University, Thailand 2014/ “India Today, Copenhagen Tomorrow”, sculpture show at Denmark Embassy, New Delhi, 2013/“Global Peace”-a group show of Thai-Indian at Art Gallery, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. 2009/ “The Promissory Maze”, Dubai, 1×1 art gallery 2008 / “Art for freedom” exhibition cum auction, London, organized by Tehelka art and Aicon gallery, London /- “A MAZ ING” – Jehangir art gallery, Mumbai, organized by RPG Enterprises 2008/ – International Art Fair, Rome 2007 / “V I S (V) A” three person show at AICON art Gallery, New York, 2008. Prasanta Sahu lives and works in Santiniketan where he is also a faculty in the Department of Painting, Kala Bhavana, Visva Bharati University since 2001. He was the Visiting Faculty, to Faculty of Fine and Applied arts, Burapha University, Thailand-2014; Visiting Faculty, Fine arts faculty, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. -2014; Visiting faculty, Department of Fine arts, University of Hyderabad, Sarojini Naidu School of Fine Arts and Communication; Hyderabad-2011; Since 2001, Teaches in the Department of Painting, Kala Bhavana (Faculty of Fine art), Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, India. Sahu Lives and works in Santiniketan.