International Print Exchange Programme (IPEP), India is a non-profit initiative through which printmakers share their work with each-other across the globe. Participants individually exhibit the IPEP compiled portfolio in their respective locations and get to add it to their own collection. Consequently, their work gets exhibited internationally. IPEP boosts networking among printmakers and creates awareness about printmaking as an art form among its viewers.
Since 2013, this initiative has spawned into a community of 195 participants from 33 countries contributing a fantastic run of 65+ exhibitions around the world.
Rajesh Pullarwar is an artist who uses print, paint and mixed-media installations in his work. He completed MFA from Sir J. J. School of Art in 2002 and was awarded the ‘Most Promising Artist’ of 2005 by the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai. He has several exhibitions, awards and commissions under his belt.
As a founder and director of IPEP India, he attempts to bring together artists in various stages of their careers on an equal aesthetic footing, irrespective of their works’ commercial value.