Yardena Kurulkar

Yardena Elhanan Kurulkar was born in 1971 and is an alumni of Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai. After completing her Masters
in Ceramics at the University of Wales Institute in Cardiff, Yardena received the Charles Wallace Scholarship to continue her art practice in the UK. She then lived in Toronto, Canada where she was an Artist in Residence at the ‘Living Arts Centre’. After exploring living in the UK and Canada, she now lives in her hometown Mumbai in India. Her work has been exhibited at the Gold Coast Gallery, Australia, The Queen Gallery Toronto, the Pen-Club Gallery, Budapest, The National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi, The Sheridan Russell Gallery in London, Chemould Prescott Gallery in Mumbai and The Casula Powerhouse Centre in Liverpool, BC. Her first solo show ‘Transience’ was held at Gallery BMB in 2011. In 2012, ‘Transience’ was long listed for the prestigious Skoda Prize in India. In the same year, she was shortlisted for the ‘Art India Breakthrough Artist Award’. She is also the winner of the Power Show, organized by the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan. In February 2016, she won the prestigious Blake Prize, Sydney, Australia and became the first international artist to win the award.