Prabhakar Pachpute lives and works in Pune, India. He has an MA in Fine Arts from M.S.U. Baroda, Gujarat and a BA in Fine Arts from I.K.S.V.V. Khairagarh, Chhattisgarh. His practice reflects on the working conditions, relentless excavation, unequal social development and land politics of his home state, Chandrapur. His use of surrealist motifs create spectacular mural installations of imagined landscapes and hybrid figures that address issues of labour, exploitation and the subsuming of the individual into the collective. He has had solo exhibitions at Experimenter, Kolkata and Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai and participated in group shows at Kunsthalle Wien, 2nd Yinchuan Biennale, Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow, 14th Istanbul Biennial and MACBA, Barcelona.