‘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 India 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 a community of 340 participants from 49 countries contributing a fantastic run of 100+ exhibitions around the world.

‘इंटरनेशनल प्रिंट एक्सचेंज प्रोग्राम (आईपीईपी), इंडिया’ एक गैर-लाभकारी पहल है जिसके माध्यम से प्रिंट निर्माता दुनिया भर में एक-दूसरे के साथ अपना काम साझा करते हैं।

प्रतिभागी व्यक्तिगत रूप से आईपीईपी संकलित पोर्टफोलियो को अपने-अपने स्थानों पर प्रदर्शित करते हैं और इसे अपने संग्रह में जोड़ते हैं। नतीजतन, उनके काम को अंतरराष्ट्रीय स्तर पर प्रदर्शित किया जाता है। आईपीईपी प्रिंट निर्माताओं के बीच नेटवर्किंग को बढ़ावा देता है और अपने दर्शकों के बीच एक कला के रूप में प्रिंटमेकिंग के बारे में जागरूकता पैदा करता है।

२०१३ से इस पहल ने ४९ देशों के ३४० प्रतिभागियों के एक समुदाय को जन्म दिया है, जो दुनिया भर में १००+ प्रदर्शनियों के शानदार प्रदर्शन में योगदान दे चूका है।


TEAM

As a founder and director of IPEP India, Rajesh Pullarwar attempts to bring together artists in various stages of their careers on an equal aesthetic footing, irrespective of their works’ commercial value. His idea of artist’s exhibiting their own portfolios, a highlight of IPEP India, was a result of his drive to keep prints out of closets.

As an artist he uses print, paint and mixed-media installations in his work. Rajesh 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.

Pradeep Patil spent an equal amount of time in fine arts while graduating in the applied/ commercial streams. His further training in communication design makes him an apt associate director for a programme as wide and diverse as IPEP India, building it’s image and wide reach.

His education from Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai and National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad are complemented by interests in Indian aesthetics, movement arts, animal care, permaculture and free and open source software(FOSS), enriching his practice as a communication designer and educator.

Lina Vincent is an independent art historian and curator with two decades experience in arts management. Since 2009, she has worked on multi-layered projects that highlighted plural approaches, with a focus on inclusivity and collaboration in public arts engagement. The focus areas of her research extend to projects with arts education, printmaking history and practice, the documentation of living traditions and folk arts in India, and environmental consciousness in the arts. 

Lina Vincent, India

Her current practice foregrounds sustained engagement with material culture and social history, seen through acts of community interaction, documentation and display; archiving and interpretation.

Her ongoing engagements include the development of ‘Sandooka – The Living Museum of Kodava Culture’, a virtual project commissioned by India Foundation for the Arts (IFA); ‘Goa Familia’, archival photography project with Serendipity Arts Foundation and ‘Sunaparanta Art Initiator Lab’, Goa (S.A.I.L) mentoring project.

She is Associate Curator with ARTPORT_making waves – global arts program for climate-action. She has curated numerous exhibitions with galleries across India and contributes to publications on art history and contemporary cultural practices. Lina has a BFA in printmaking from Bangalore University and MFA in Art History from the same institution.

Nikhil Purohit is an artist and arts administrator and one of the oldest associates of IPEP-India. He was the contributing writer for the 2015 edition Horror | Fear.

Faandee, his art initiative actively offers art management services of writing, curation, documentation, pedagogical design, and publication.

He was associated with the Mohile Parikh Center for Visual Arts for the past twelve years connecting diverse audiences in India and abroad. As Executive Editor he has managed the content of Mumbai based quarterly magazine The Indian Contemporary Art Journal for three years between 2017-2020. Nikhil has also been teaching and developing learning methods at some of India’s top visual art institutions.

Sanjay Kumar with his spacious Studio Pannadwar have constantly supported and sheltered IPEP India in all its ups and downs.

Born in 1964, Sanjay studied painting from College of Arts and Crafts, Patna University in the year 1988. He was awarded Research Grant by Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi in 1992-1993 and the Junior Fellowship, Department of Culture, MoHRD, GoI, in 1995- 1997.

He received a gold medals in 1985 in the Youth festival, Patna organised by Govt. of Bihar and Premchand Yuva Mahotsava, Kalakar Sanghrash Samiti, Patna in 1986. Sanjay has held numerous solo exhibitions at Nehru Center and Jehangir Art Gallery in Mumbai and has been part of many group shows like Regional Art Exhibition, Lucknow 1989, Contemporary Artists of Bihar at Ravindra Bhavan, New Delhi 1989-1990.

Moutushi Chakraborty is a Kolkata-based artist working with prints and archival photography since 2001. She is alumnus of Visva-Bharati Santiniketan, M.S. University Baroda (Gold Medal) and Wimbledon School of Art, London. She is recipient of the Charles Wallace India Trust Award, Commonwealth Foundation Fellowship, Lalit Kala Akademi Award and AIFACS award.

Moutushi is a dedicated academician with thirteen years of pedagogic engagement with Art institutions across Kolkata, Delhi, and Bangalore. She is currently Board of Studies member for Department of Graphic Arts at two Universities. In 2022 she was invited to make a presentation on her artistic journey at IIT Kanpur. In 2022 she delivered two presentations at JNAFA University Hyderabad on ‘Printmaking in 21st century – Approaches, Inclusivity & Relevance’ for Faculty members and ‘Print Technologies – Evolution & Approaches’ for students.

In 2023 she was invited to conduct VISCOSITY Printing workshop at The Government College of Fine Arts Thrissur, Kerala. She has participated in numerous national and international exhibitions and held her third solo show ‘The Homeland’ in 2019 at the India International Centre, New Delhi. She has participated in four Conferences and written nine publications.

Kulpreet Singh is a Patiala-based artist. His early practice was largely devoted to landscape studies, portraits and life study. While always driven by the need to explore the transformative power of art in society, it was only in 2010 that he started exploring the social angle to art making.

He has since been engaged in bringing together performance and film with other medium-based practices such as drawing, printmaking and installation. He briefly taught art at the Delhi Public School in Faridabad (2016-17).

He has participated in several workshops and group shows across India, including Artist in Residence at Studio Pannadwar, Thane, Mumbai, as part of International Print Exchange Programme, India (2021).

His solo shows include Pictorial Expression (2010) at Museum Art Gallery, Chandigarh; and Contemplation (2019) sponsored by Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi, at Punjab Kala Bhawan, Chandigarh.

Recently, he has been awarded with the Mirnalini Mukherjee Creative Arts Grant for 2022–2023; where his project titled Indelible Black Marks IV – Seva (Social Service) is part of ongoing engagement with finding ways of sharing his personal and collective grief, especially to try and articulate it in artistic and non-violent ways.