Monday 5 February 2024

India Art Fair 2024 features 109 exhibitors, including 72 galleries and major regional and international art institutions.


India Art Fair, the leading platform showcasing modern and contemporary art from India and South Asia, opens its 15th edition today at the NSIC Exhibition Grounds in New Delhi with an invitation-only VIP preview. Running from 1 to 4 February 2024 and led in partnership with BMW India, India Art Fair 2024 features 109 exhibitors, including 72 galleries and major regional and international art institutions. The fair welcomes a total of 31 new exhibitors, including 7 new design studios in its first ever collectible Design section. For its biggest edition yet, India Art Fair continues in its mission to showcase the best of modern and contemporary South Asian art alongside major contemporary international artists whilst adding handmade and limited edition design by pioneering studios for the first time, solidifying its position as the leading platform for art and culture in the region.

Jaya Asokan, Fair Director, India Art Fair says, “We are excited to be opening our doors today and welcoming our visitors, exhibitors, artists, patrons and collectors to this landmark edition of India Art Fair. For the past 15 years, the fair has been a celebration of the very best of South Asian creativity, and in 2024 we are taking this even further with our biggest edition yet and the inauguration of our very first Design section. Complementing the gallery displays, we are also hosting our most ambitious programme of commissions, projects, talks and workshops yet, showcasing the diversity and power of artistic talent from across India and the wider region


India Art Fair 2024 features some of India’s most important contemporary galleries alongside established international names showcasing rare masterpieces and contemporary works, as well as examples drawing from South Asia’s traditional arts heritage. Top Indian galleries show masterpieces by Indian modernists including Jamini Roy (Chawla Art Gallery, Dhoomimal Gallery, DAG), G. R. Santosh (DAG), Ram Kumar (Sanchit Art) and Ganesh Haloi (Akar Prakar, Sanchit Art), in addition to works by Company School painters like Sewak Ram (DAG), lesser known modernists such as B. Prabha, Radha Charan Bagchi (both DAG) and Rustom Siodia (Chatterjee & Lal), and senior contemporary artists such as Thota Vaikuntam and Manu Parekh (both Art Alive Gallery and Gallerie Nvya). Also on view are South Asian artists with a global presence including Gauri Gill (Vadehra Art Gallery), Rana Begum (Jhaveri Contemporary), Dayanita Singh (Nature Morte), Ayesha Sultana (Experimenter), Tayeba Begum Lipi (Shrine Empire) and Mithu Sen (Chemould Prescott Road), as well as emerging artists working across diverse mediums such as T. Venkanna (Gallery Maskara), Isha Pimpalkhare (Tao Art Gallery), Ketaki Sarpotdar (Latitude 28), Harsha Durugadda (Emami Art, The Arts Family) and Rajyashri Goody (GALLERYSKE). New artists at the fair include Jatinder Singh Durhailay (Anant Art) showing contemporary miniatures, J. Demsky (Method) bringing futuristic works, textile artist Akshata Mokashi (Galerie Splash), photographer Tenzing Dakpa (Indigo+Madder), printmaker Jayati Kaushik (Exhibit 320) and installation artist Jonathan Trayte (Akara Contemporary).

The 12 international galleries at the fair show renowned South Asian artists in the diaspora and working from countries in the region beyond India, including Rina Banerjee (1x1 Art Gallery, Dubai), Waqas Khan (Aicon, New York), Amba Sayal-Bennet (Indigo+Madder, London), Affan Baghpati (Aicon Contemporary, New York), and Arjuna Gunarathne and Firi Rahman (Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo), alongside international powerhouses such as Olafur Eliasson (neugerriemschneider, Berlin), Anish Kapoor (Galleria Continua, San Gimignano & 7 locations) and Ozioma Onuzulike (Marc Straus, New York).

About India Art Fair India Art Fair is the leading platform to discover Modern and Contemporary art from South Asia, offering a unique access point to the region’s thriving cultural scene.

Taking place annually in India’s capital, New Delhi, the fair reflects the city’s fast-developing local arts scene, while offering curated insights into the cultural landscapes of neighbouring countries. The fair’s programme - which draws together galleries and artists, private foundations and arts charities, artists’ collectives, national institutions, cultural events and festivals - enables international audiences to engage in innovative ways with the cultural history and development of the region

The fair is committed to supporting arts education and professional development opportunities, recognising the crucial need to support the development of the local arts scene, and provide dedicated exhibition space to emerging galleries and arts organisations. The fair aims to run an extensive programme of events, including education initiatives, artist commissions and pop-up programmes, aiming to increase audiences for the arts within India.

About BMW’s Cultural Commitment

For over 50 years now, the BMW Group has initiated and been engaged in hundreds of cultural co-operations worldwide. The focus of its long-term commitment is set on modern and contemporary art, classical music, jazz and sound, as well as architecture and design.

Along with commissioning iconic BMW Art Cars and co-initiatives, such as BMW Tate Live, the BMW Art Journey and the ‘Opera for All’ concerts in Berlin, Munich, Moscow and London, the company also partners with leading museums and art fairs as well as orchestras and opera houses around the world. The BMW Group guarantees absolute creative freedom, as this is just as essential for ground-breaking artistic work as it is for major innovations in a successful business.

Since its inception, BMW India has participated in leading cultural engagements across the country. In 2007, two BMW Art Cars embellished by world renowned artists Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein were presented at the Jehangir Art Gallery in Mumbai. BMW Art Car by Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Sandro Chia and Cesar Manrique have been exclusively showcased at various editions of the India Art Fair.

Since 2012, BMW has partnered with Kochi-Muziris Biennale, the contemporary art exhibition, which brings international artists to India and creates a global platform for Indian artists. In 2012-13, the innovative BMW Guggenheim Lab came to India. Based at Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum and conducted at six different venues in Mumbai, the lab organised six weeks of free programmes with diverse audiences and communities addressing the challenges and conditions of the urban city.

India Art Fair- 2024 / All artwork images are courtesy of the artist and representing gallery.

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