Katharina Poggendorf-Kakar, born in 1967 in Germany, was exposed to art from early childhood. She studied Comparative Religion, Anthropology and Indian Art History at the Free University, Berlin, where she took her Ph.D. in 2001.

She is the author of several books and founder of the non-profit organization Tara Trust, which uses art and creativity as a tool for growth and education for deprived children in India.

In 2003, she moved with her husband, the writer Sudhir Kakar, to a village in Goa, India where she lives and works. 

In 2012, she began to work full time on her art.

Exhibitions

2017

February

Video Vortex XI: Video in Flux, Ella Talking Art, Kochi-Muzeris Biennale, Kerala, India

January

Installations, Hyderabad Literary Festival, Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet

Crossing the Lakshmana Rekha, Krishna Kriti Arts Festival, Goethe Zentrum, Hyderabad (Solo Show)

2016

December     

Ella Talking Art (1 day video-projection), Roger Ballen's solo show “Nothing More Real Than Nothing”, Sunaparanta, Centre for the Arts, Panjim, Goa

The Power of Art, Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa

October 

The Measure of All Things, Rethinking Humanism Through Art, Department of Art Gallery, University at Buffalo, New York (Group Show)

March

Flow of Power. Shakti, Sensuality, Sexuality, Gallery Gitanjali, Panjim, Goa (Solo Show)

2015

December     

Crossing the Lakshmana Rekha. Shakti, Sensuality, Sexuality, Gallery Latitude 28, Lado Sarai, New Delhi (solo show)

November    

Crossing the Lakshmana Rekha. Shakti, Sensuality, Sexuality, curated by Dr. Alka Pande, Visual Arts Gallery, New Delhi (solo show)

Installation, Palete, International Film Festival Goa (IFFI), Panjim, Goa  

March           

Tales from Darkness, curated by Leandre de Souza, Sunaparanta, Centre for the Arts, Panjim, Goa (group show)

February        

And Still I Rise, curated by Elisabeth Rogers and Anand Kapoor, Instituto Cervantes (Cultural Centre of Spain), New Delhi (group show)

Kama Interrupted, curated by Apurva Kulkarni, Gallery Gitanjali, Panjim, Goa (group show)

January            

Beyond Images, curated by Mohan Naik, Achies Gallery, Chandor, Goa (group show)

Alptraum, curated by Marcus Sendlinger/Caro Suehrkemper, Salon de Lirio, Velim, Goa (group show)

2014

December       

Janela, curated by Valentina Levy, a collateral event of Kochi Muziris Biennale, Kochi, Kerala (group show)

January            

Word, Text, Image – The Story of Art, curated by Dr. Alka Pande, Hotel Clarks Amer, Jaipur (group show)

2013

October

Small is Big, curated by Anoop Kamat, Durbar Hall Gallery, Kochi, Kerala (group show)

September

United Art Fair, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

August

Women, Bodies, Goddesses, Sunaparanta, Centre for the Arts, Panjim, Goa (solo show)

2012

Unsung in Life, Unclaimed in Death, Performance-installation together with Subodh Kerkar, Sarai reader 09,                                  curated by Raqs Media Collective, Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi

 

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