Experimenter was envisioned and started by Prateek & Priyanka Raja in 2009. Experimenter goes outside the hyper-commercial imperatives of the Indian art market, highlighting instead experimental and alternative artists from the entire South Asian subcontinent and artists globally who have a South Asian connection to their practice.

With an ambitious and challenging multidisciplinary approach, Experimenter mounts interactive installations, multiple channel work, live projects and political interventions that question the fraught and kinetic era we live in. Housed in a 1930’s heritage building in Kolkata, India, the sunken courtyard of the original building is a central feature of the space, used by artists for large installations, performances and talks that accompany wall and floor based works. Its program has stirred a huge interest in the art viewing community all over the world within a short span of time. Within the first year of its existence, the gallery was described by an international art blog as “an example to others that are sure to follow in terms of quality of presentation, risk taking and conceptualization of programming and in intent”.

Experimenter represents and manages the careers of some of the most exciting and celebrated contemporary artists from South Asia and the rest of the world, including, Bani Abidi, Raqs Media Collective, Naeem Mohaiemen, CAMP, Adip Dutta, Rathin Barman, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Mehreen Murtaza, Sanchayan Ghosh & Praneet Soi. Experimenter’s artists exhibit at some of the most important international exhibitions and biennials like La Biennial de Venezia, Sao Paulo Biennale, dOCUMENTA, Sharjah Biennial amongst others and in museums such as New Museum NY, Guggenheim, NY, MoMA NY, Tate Modern, London, British Museum, London, MARCO, Rome, LACMA, SFMoMA, The BALTIC amongst several others. Experimenter also participates in major international art fairs such as Art Basel, Basel, Frieze Art Fair, London, Frieze, New York, Art Dubai and India Art Fair.

Considered to be at the forefront of contemporary art, Experimenter has brought to Kolkata, at times even pioneered exhibitions of critical international acclaim to India. Since its inception, Experimenter’s program has constantly challenged the pre-existing norms in the art world garnering critical acclaim and is looked upon as a pacesetter for contemporary practice from the region.

Address: 2/1 Hindusthan Road, Gariahat, Kolkata, West Bengal 700029, India
Tel: +91 33 4001 2289 | Email: info@experimenter.in