Reena Saini Kallat was born in Delhi in 1973. She pursued painting at the J.J School of Art. Her creative practice involves painting, video, photography, sculpture and installation. She dabbles in multifarious mediums while working on a single piece!
Partition came to play a huge role that shaped her way of thinking and found expression through her works. The psychological barriers that divide places and people over the physical borders find space in her line of thought and memory; which in turn spills into her creations. She uses names of forgotten or missing persons, memorabilia, objects, and monuments to depict her artistic quest to unravel and highlight the broken linkages. Her abiding interest has been in official records of loss, which points out to a research-based practice embedded in sociological data.