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Kolkata, India

Radhika Khimji, Mechanical Eye, 2021, Oil and photo transfer on birch plywood, 100 x 120 cm

Courtesy: The Artist & Experimenter, Kolkata

Experimenter was co-founded by Prateek & Priyanka Raja in 2009 in Kolkata, India. With a multidisciplinary approach, the gallery is an incubator for an ambitious and challenging contemporary practice. The program represents some of the most critical contemporary artists worldwide. The program, rooted in dialogue and dissent, is considered to be a ‘pace-setter’ for its region, and extends from exhibition-making, to knowledge creation, through regular talks,performances, workshops and through it’s much acclaimed, annual curatorial intensive – Experimenter Curators’ Hub. A second, more ambitious space was added in 2018, marking a deeper inquisition into the gallery’s realm of interest.


The gallery attempts to expand the scope contemporary practice beyond the ambit of its expected role. In 2016, its artist-book publishing wing was launched followed by the Experimenter Learning Program in 2018 which enables learning in fields of contemporary and performing arts, curatorship, film, writing,language and social culture. In 2019, Experimenter Outpost, an iterative exhibitions program outside the physical gallery temporarily inhabiting disused,characterful spaces was formed. 2020 marked the beginning of Experimenter Labs an inclusive, experimental and multi-dimensional online platform in addition to the onsite gallery programming


Bani Abidi
Rathin Barman
Samson Young
Sohrab Hura
Radhika Khimji


Ayesha Sultana
Bani Abidi
Julien Segard
Kanishka Raja
Krishna Reddy
Mehreen Murtaza
Moyra Davey
Naeem Mohaiemen
Prabhakar Pachpute
Rathin Barman
Raqs Media Collective
Sahil Naik
Samson Young
Sanchayan Ghosh
Sohrab Hura
Soumya Sankar Bose
Biraaj Dodiya
Sakshi Gupta
Aziz Hazara
Radhika Khimji


Prateek Raja, Director
Priyanka Raja, Director

Kolkata, India
2/1 Hindusthan Road
T: +91 334 0012289