Exploring the Art+Science Duality in the context of Space
Dr. Priyanka Das Rajkakati is a French Aerospace engineer-cum-artist, born in India, whose work involves mixing
science, art and space. From being an artist of the Moon Gallery
co-founding The Exploration Company, to participating in a lunar analog astronaut
, she has a particular fascination with lunar exploration.
Growing up in Delhi, obtaining a bachelor in Physics from St. Stephen's College, she moved to France at age 21
to explore new horizons, to learn a new language and to eat French food. While studying engineering at
Ecole-Polytechnique and ISAE-Supaéro, and then obtaining a Ph.D. in satellite navigation, she found equal if not
more satisfaction from her art projects and #S.T.E.A.M. outreach.
Her work draws inspiration from her Assamese (North-East Indian) roots and her travels, from Brazil to Mauna Loa
volcano in Hawai'i and next: Antarctica. As an artist-scientist in the space industry, she has won numerous
awards, including a feature in the Forbes India 30 under 30 list.