After getting a degree in biochemistry, Sarnath Banerjee received an MA in Image and communication from Goldsmiths College. He wrote graphic novels, Corridor, published by Penguin (India) and Vertige Graphics (France), 2004 and Barn Owl’s Wondrous Capers, on the scandals of 18th century Calcutta by Penguin (India) and Denoel (France), 2007.
He has received several fellowships, such as the MacArthur, Indian Foundation for Arts, Charles Wallace Trust Award, and Egide Bursary in Paris. He has been as a fellow of Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart and Institute of Advanced Studies, Budapest.
His drawings and videos have been exhibited at Paris-Delhi-Bombay, Centre Pompidou, Paris; Indian Highway 5, MAXXI-National Museum of XXI Century Art, Rome, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Julia Peyton-Jones,(Directors, Serpentine Gallery); Chalo India!, Mori Museum, 2008;Karton Gallery, Budapest, 2007, Kunstmuseum Bern, 2007;The Museum Fondazione Sandretto re Rebaudengo, Torino, 2006; IFA gallery Stuttgart, 2006; IFA Gallery Berlin, 2005; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London June 2003.
Banerjee has also participated in Hong Kong Art Fair (2012), Fiac, Paris(2011), Frieze Art Fair (2011 and 2009) London,Arco, Madrid (2009) and the Sao Paolo Biennale in 2008.
In 2012 Banerjee has a solo exhibition at the CCA in Glasgow and has been commissioned by Frieze Projects East for a public arts project during the London Olympics.
Sarnath Banerjee runs a publishing house, Phantomville that exclusively publishes graphic novels. He has co-published The Believers and Kashmir Pending. He received the young publisher award, 2008, by the British Council.
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