Born 1965 in Bangalore, India.
Lives and works in Bangalore.
|1992||Diploma in Fine Arts, Ken School of Art, Bangalore|
|1986||Bachelor of Arts, Bangalore University|
Solo Exhibitions (selection)
|2014||Nine Seventeen: Prabhavathi Meppayil, American Academy, Rome|
Group Exhibitions (selection)
|2017||Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi|
|2016||Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka|
|Accrochage, Punta della Dogana–François Pinault Foundation, Venice|
|2013||The Encyclopedic Palace, 55th Venice Biennale|
|2012||Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past, The Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA|
|2011||Biennale Jogja XI – Equator # 1 | Shadow Lines: Indonesia Meets India, Yogyakarta|
|2009||Chalo! India: A New Era of Indian Art, Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg|
|Chalo! India: A New Era of Indian Art, National Museum of Contemprary Art, Seoul|
Born to a family of goldsmiths, Meppayil transposes in her works the techniques and materials associated with this ancestral savoir-faire into a contemporary plastic language that belongs to the modernist canon, whether by embedding copper wires—and more rarely remnants of gold or silver—in layers of white gesso, or by marking its surface with tools traditionally used by goldsmiths. She works on the technical dimension of the artistic practice, focusing on materials and instruments.