Ketna Patel


Cultural Envoy

Ketna Patel is a British-Indian multi media artist. Born in East Africa, educated in the UK, and based in South East Asia for the last twenty years, she uses her training in Design and Architecture to map observations gleaned from her compulsive travels onto an existentialist, yet to be defined new global anthropology that is fast emerging. Having just transplanted her studio from Singapore to two ‘travelling studios’ in the UK and India, she describes herself as happily culturally schizophrenic, yet deeply grounded in an evolving human identity; beyond the rapidly evaporating boundaries of culture, nationality and geography. She believes that for most artists, there is no divide between their ‘private’ life and their ‘professional’ output. All realisations and insights gleaned from inter-personal relationships, travels, media etc can be transmuted into a heightened awareness / expression of where human society is at today, and possibly where it may be heading towards…