Monali Meher was born in 1969 in Poona, India. She currently lives and works in Gent, Belgium. She studied art at the Sir Jamsetjee Jeejebhoy School of Arts in Mumbai and received her BFA in 1990. In 2000 and 2001 she was in residency at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. She participated in several international exhibitions and staged performances in places such as Glasgow, Dubai, Arnhem, Istanbul and Venice. She also has had several solo exhibitions, among which Meat Markets and Spirit Houses in the Lumen Travo Gallery in Amsterdam and Reverse, Rewind, Replay in Goliath Visual Space in New York. During the Arrezzo Biennial in Italy in 2013 she received the Golden Chimera Award for innovation and creativity. In 2016, she participated in the group show What We Have Overlooked at Framer Framed in Amsterdam.