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Power 100

Most influential people in 2021 in the contemporary artworld

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Prateek & Priyanka Raja

Gallerists - Cofounders of Experimenter, Kolkata

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Courtesy Experimenter, Kolkata

Experimenter gallery operates over two spaces in Kolkata, working
with artists such as Raqs Media Collective and Bani Abidi, and staging shows this year for Sahil Naik, Reba Hore and Radhika Khimji. But it’s the wider attention to networks and dialogue that sets them apart. The gallerist couple position the gallery as an incubator, with learning programmes and bursaries available to artists outside of their represented programme. This year, they hosted their 11th annual curator’s hub online, bringing together an international group to discuss current issues in exhibition-making, with speakers including new MACBA Barcelona director Elvira Dyangani Ose and Palestinian artist Emily Jacir, who helps run Dar Jacir, a project space in Bethlehem that is rebuilding after being ransacked by the Israeli army earlier this year. Experimenter was also on the initial organising committee of the International Galleries Alliance set up this year, alongside Sadie Coles HQ, Proyectos Ultravioleta and dozens of other spaces, describing itself as a non-hierarchical collaborative alliance.

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