The 13th edition of the India Art Fair will be held in Delhi from February 3-6, 2022, and will showcase the best of Indian art, with seven galleries debuting here. By Anushka Goel
India Art Fair, one of the leading platforms for discovering contemporary and modern art, is set to return for its 13th edition in a physical format. Under the leadership of Jaya Asokan, Fair Director, India Art Fair, this edition of the fair is said to be a testament to the resilience of the Indian and South Asian art market and the community at large, states a press release by the India Art Fair.
Asokan said, “The team and I are thrilled for India Art Fair to return in its physical format, and to celebrate with the artists, galleries and partners who have taken the region’s arts scene from strength to strength. The 2022 fair will welcome participants that extend beyond the traditional art hubs of Delhi and Mumbai, such as Kolkata, Pune, Bengaluru, Chennai, and Ahmedabad.” The tent facade of this year’s fair has been designed by Anshuka Mahapatra, who was selected after an open call led in collaboration between The Gujral Foundation and Artdemic.
The when and where of India Art Fair
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The 13th edition of the fair will take place from February 3-6, 2022 at the NSIC Grounds in Okhla, New Delhi, in partnership with BMW India. The show preview will be held from February 3-4, and the fair will present 75 exhibitors across 14 cities, including 13 non-profit foundations and art institutions, the press release states.
What’s more, the India Art Fair will spotlight the next generation of artists, along with seasoned masters through auditorium talks, performances, film screenings, outdoor projects, workshops, and more in the run-up to the fair.
This year’s fair will also see participation from the Kochi Biennale Foundation, Chennai Photo Biennale and Serendipity Arts Foundation, among others, the press release states. What’s more, India Art Fair is expanding its presence from an annual event to being around in the digital space through its website and films, online talks, exhibition walkthroughs and more, with events taking place across global cities.
Meet the participants
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This year’s fair will see some of the region’s most important art galleries presenting, including established names and newcomers. Some of the participants include Vadehra Art Gallery, Nature Morte, Gallery Espace and Blueprint12 in Delhi, Experimenter, Emami Art and Akar Prakar in Kolkata, Tarq, Tao Art Gallery, Jhaveri Contemporary and Chatterjee & Lal in Mumbai, Gallery Veda, Art Houz and Apparao Galleries in Chennai and GALLERYSKE in Bengaluru and/or Delhi.
Legacy galleries such as Dhoomimal Art Gallery, DAG and Archer Art Gallery are said to give prominence to modernists who’ve been instrumental in shaping Indian art history. And the fair will see four international galleries return, namely New York’s Aicon Art and Aicon Contemporary, London‘s Grosvenor Gallery and Berlin’s neugerriemschneider. Seven Indian galleries are set to make their debut at the India Art Festival this year – APRE Art House, Art Incept, Frangipani Art Gallery, Gallery Art Exposure, Modern Art Gallery, Ojas Art and Vida Heydari Contemporary.