– Hosted at Space 118
part of a series on Ink
About the speaker
Prashant Miranda was born in Quilon, Kerala, India, and grew up in Bangalore. After specializing in animation film design, at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India, he migrated to Canada where he embarked on a career in animation for a few years. Prashant left the animation industry to pursue his passions as a painter. He now travels between Toronto and India, spending the winters in India and summers in Canada. He has been documenting his life through his watercolour sketchbooks for more than 15 years and has been scribing his journey in these visual journals.
Since 2010, Space118 provides five studios on a short-term basis (1-2 months) to artists as part of its commitment to supporting emerging art practitioners from all parts of the country and the world. We are looking at a diverse group of artists working in the studios to create a lively, supportive and dynamic working environment. We aim to foster the exchange of ideas and experiences amongst artists who work in different fields of art practice.
We hope to nurture the interdisciplinary impetus for collaboration and collective exchange. It will also be possible for artists to interact with a range of institutions (scientific, industrial and artistic) based in Mumbai or to simply use their studio term as a playful engagement with the city and its landscape.
In exchange for their enriching time in our studios, artists are required to grant a work either created during their studio practice or from previous collections. These artworks are catalogued and exhibited periodically to generate funds for the sustainability and maintenance of the space.
Located in the heart of industrial Bombay, a 15 minute drive from Kalaghoda and the art district in Colaba, artists have the freedom to experience the rich and cultural art scene on a daily basis. We encourage artists to have the freedom to develop their work at their own pace and interpret the studio term from their own perspective.