Born in Odisha, Pani graduated in printmaking with a Bachelor's degree from Kalabhavan at the Viswa Bharati University, Santiniketan, in West Bengal, and received his Master's degree in Graphics from M.S. University, Baroda.

Birendra Pani's fresh perspective and contemporary canvases were displayed at the show on" kitsch kitsch Hotahe "that was curated by Madhu Jain and organised by Gallery Espace in New Delhi. His loud and vivid images use colours like green and shocking pink unashamedly, and his nudes, far removed from traditional ideas, rather than revealing of clandestine activities and provoking corporeal or sensual excitement in the viewer, portray very private and personal instances in the subjects' lives. In other works the artist chooses ordinary everyday words and then attempts to reveal all their private meanings and associations on the canvas with his brush.

Pani's most recent solo exhibitions include 'Re-Vision' presented by  Gallery Sumukha Bengaluru 2010, Gallery Espace, New Delhi, at RL Fine Arts, New York, in 2009; ‘Boy Dancer: Convergence and Continuum’ at Gallery Espace, New Delhi, and the Faculty of Fine Arts of M.S. University, Baroda, in 2007; and ‘Risk: The Double Edge of Society' at Gallery Espace, New Delhi, in 2006. His works have been featured in several group shows including most recently“Harvest”-3 Arushi Art Gallery,New Delhi.2011- “The Museum collection-part 2”,Gallery Art Kounsult,New Delhi.2011-‘’Re Looking Cambodia”, Hotel Gallery ITC, Kolkata .2011-‘’Roots / Routes of Bengal’’ at  Mahua Art Gallery ,Bangalore.2011- “Indian Contemporary Art” Gallery Birla Academy of Art , Kolkata.2011-“New Documents, Contemporary Photography”, Gallery Art Consult .New Delhi,2011-‘’India Art Summit“, Arushi Art Gallery ,New Delhi .2011-Indian Contemporary Video Art exhibition and interaction by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi,2010-''Sports and the City’’ Lalit kala AKademi,New Delhi .2010-Russian Eastern and Oriental Fine Art Fair at London.2010- “Harvest”-2 Arushi Art Gallery,New Delhi.2010- “Irreverent Gene” Curated by Nalini Malaviya at Crimson Art Gallery , Bangalore.2010- “Asyco’’ Curated by Niyatee Shinde at The Viewing Room ,Mumbai.2010- “Indian Contemporary Art” Gallery Birla Academy of Art , Kolkata.2010- “Indian Contemporary Art -next” at Hong Kong, ‘Keep Drawing’ at Gallery Espace, New Delhi, in 2008; and Live Wires’ presented by Art Konsult and Mon Art Gallerie at the Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong.

Birendra Pani has curated "Tribute to Bhupen Khakhar” in 2004 at Tao Art Gallery , Mumbai and jointly with Rajashree Biswal the “First Bakul Art-Fest” in 2009 in Bhubaneswar. He has participated in major shows in India and abroad and is the recipient of many awards including the Junior Fellowship of the HRD Ministry by the Government of India in 2001.

Presently PANI lives and works in New Delhi.


A Working Title - March 12 - 12 , 2012
Interface - February 11 - 12 , 2014

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