The Founders
Sonakshi Sinha
Luv S Sinha
Kussh Sinha
Artists
Ali Akbar Mehta
Painter

Ali Akbar Mehta (b.1983, Mumbai) is a Transmedia artist, curator, and researcher. Through a research-based practice, he creates immersive cyber archives that map narratives of history, memory, and identity, through multifocal lenses of violence, conflict, and trauma. Such archival mappings – like drawings, paintings, new media works, net-based projects, poems, essays, and theoretical texts, as well as performances both of bodies and networks – are rooted in data feminist posthumanist critical theories of making visible hegemonic power relations and silenced historical materialism. His ongoing doctoral research, tentatively titled Practicing Online Performativity: Constructing Politically Conscious Archives for the Future, is interested in exploring the performative relations between online archives and their users through mediated interventions of Second Order Cybernetics, to create knowledge systems that outline a vibrant new political public sphere.


His work as performances, installations and talks have been exhibited in galleries and alternative spaces in Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune, Helsinki, Tampere, Pori, Venice, Nova Gorica, Vienna, Turku, and Jyväskylä. Several of his projects, such as 256 Million Colours of Violence, Outsiders at Work, Ballad of the Lost Utopian Meadow and Central Park Archives, exist as permanent ongoing online projects.


He is a co-founder of the Museum of Impossible Forms, an anti-racist queer feminist project and was its Co-Artistic Director from 2018 to 2020. He currently serves on the board of TKOK ry (2021-) and Kiila ry (2019- chairperson 2021-); is a research member of the Cluster of Critical Artistic Research (CCARE) and is pursuing his Doctoral Research in the Contemporary Art Department at Aalto University, Helsinki. He holds a BFA in Drawing & Painting from the Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, and an MA in Visual Culture, Curating, and Contemporary Art from Aalto University, Helsinki.

 

 

Shoeb Dastagir
Painter

Shoeb Dastagir gets his inspiration from nature and the profound silence of creation. His art depicts dream-like sequences that leave the viewer both intrigued and spellbound at the same time.

His paintings depict colors often masquerading as each other, highlighting at times the artificialness of art itself. Ranging from technical odd colors... to warm earthy tones... to submissive melancholic notes....exploring soft ideas as they turn to harsh reality. The swirls of paint containing the lush mesmerizing memory of freshness in pigments fascinate him. Each canvas depicts a combination of whimsical characters from his imagination.

Punkaj Manav
Painter

Punkaj Manav has pursued his bachelor's and masters in fine arts from the Delhi College of Art (2002), New Delhi. He is the recipient of the Lalit Kala Research Grant Fellowship(2006) & the National Scholarship(2005) by the Ministry of Tourism & Culture. He has been awarded National Award by the Prafulla Dhanukar foundation in 2016. He has done several art camps all over India including Lalit Kala National Camp Chennai, Delhi & several other private and regional camps of Lalit Kala Akademi Delhi. Some important showing of the artist ‘s works include : New Delhi,Mumbai,Nagpur, 49th & 55th National Art Exhibition of Lalit Kala Akademi , New Delhi , his work has been nominated for National award in SCZCC Hyderabad 2016 & U.P. state Lalit Kala Akedemi 2016 ( Lucknow), some important group shows are – four men show curated by Gallerie Alternative (shridharani gallery ,New Delhi), “Trance” show sponsored by Allaincaise Francaise (Bhopal), show at Point of view (Mumbai),”Untitled “ 2013&14 (Chandigarh), ‘’Beyond Boundaries’’ Mahua Art Gallery (Banglore) 2017, Annual Art Exhibition of Sahitya Kala Akedemi (New Delhi )2017, The International Visual Art Exhibition 2017 (JDA Parera Art Gallery ,Colombo, Sri Lanka),A Show of National Awardees by Prafulla Dhanukar Foundation at Nehru Centre 2016(Mumbai)’’Once Upon a time In Black & White’’ at Art Centrix Space 2017 (New Delhi), ‘’Aesthetic Resonance’’ at India Habitat centre 2018 (New Delhi),” Together ‘’ A Group shop of Delhi Art Fraternity 2012 & 2018 and many other shows in Delhi & other states, his works are in Prestigious Collection of President House ,New Delhi, Technical Education Department, New Delhi, Sahitya Kala Parishad, Lalit kala Akedemi New Delhi & Chennai any other private Collection in Austria, Italy, Sri lanka ,U.S.A etc. He lives & works in Delhi.

Vijendra S Vij
Painter

Vijendra S Vij was born in Fathepur UP in 1976. He lives and works in New Delhi, India. He likes to work on specific themes and create a series of works exploring his subjects in various mediums of expression such as installations, videos, paintings, and photographs. His works exemplify his expression of individual thought and feeling achieved through the creative process. As he seeks to share his experiences, observations, and understanding (his "truths") through his paintings and drawings that most effectively lends itself to his personal skills and abilities. He did Masters in Multimedia and Graphic from PTU, Jalandhar, Diploma / BA in Fine Arts from Prachin Kala Kendra, Chandigarh.

Urvi Sethna
Painter

In her artistic practice, Urvi Sethna has juxtaposed the cells of a grid to the structures of urban architecture through different materials and mediums. Growing in Mumbai and being surrounded by an urban environment influenced her practice and has become the subject matter for her artworks. After completing BFA (Sculpture) from M.S University (Baroda) and with the zeal to broaden her horizons and explore the world more, she pursued and completed her MFA (Intermedia) from the Academy of Art, Architecture, and Design (Czech Republic). She has been part of many exhibitions abroad as well as in India. Her art exhibition with Priyashri Art Gallery in Mumbai showcased an interactive and a modular artwork. Her practice reflects and integrates the understanding of three-dimension space which is very subtle visually but has layers of complex structure hidden inside. Thus, creating pure abstract harmony devoid of any elemental representation existing in the real world

Rupa Chordia
Painter

Rupa Choradia currently lives and works between the USA and India. She is interested in the infinity of the inner spiritual space and the ornamental/decorative/material beauty of the outer world. She weaves ideas of spiritual and decorative onto canvas so that the unknown and the known aspects of life reinforce each other.

Vani Chawla
Painter

Vani Chawla is a commerce graduate but her main interest was always in the field of arts. She took up her childhood passion and steered it to make it her profession. She’s been painting and exhibiting her works as a freelance artist since 2004.

Vandita Misra
Painter

Vandita’s journey as an artist started on a warm summer evening of introspection; pondering on the questions, the eternal questions "What really is art" and then given the subjective nature of art she went to question "What really is art for me;" left with no other option but to add brush strokes to her first magnanimous canvas. Thus her journey started filling her life with more enchantment one brushstroke at a time. Through her art, she wishes to render a perspective, a truth, a dimension, an edge, a moment before it blends away before it blurs away.

Tushar Waghela
Painter

Tushar Waghela (b) 1975 is a filmmaker and visual artist, Tushar holding a Master’s Degree in Indian Philosophy and for the past 25 years, he has been working in the field of contemporary art and experimental cinema.

His video arts, installations, short films and experimental cinemas have been shown in many museums, galleries, universities and more than 150 international film festivals such as Cannes Film Festival, London Asian Film Festival,  British Film Institute, The Collectif Jeune Cinema, Paris, Mumbai Film Festival and many more.

Tushar had created 14 short and experimental films. Contributed to many international collective cinema and art projects. The Gray is his first full-length Hindi feature film released on Amazon Prime Video and Fox's digital platform Tubitv.

Tushar is currently working on his recent Pop Art series of paintings called Without Ticket using street art, spray painting and mixed media techniques. Besides making paintings. He is now working on his next full-length Hindi feature film and web series to be released next year on theatres and prestigious OTT platforms.

Sarika Mehta
Painter

There is Silence –

In between the clouds, between the rivers, between the rays of light, In between the words you speak, in between every step you take. There is this Silence in between each breath... I breathe. The more I accept, the more it expands.

For Sarika, the most exciting part of Art is that it acts above all on the soul, in sculpting it's spiritual composition.

Her art is an attempt to unearth the unsounded depths of human potential and the furthest reaches of our emotions. Those raw feelings that make us human are universal and they often reside beneath the known surface of everyday interactions. It is Mehta’s attempt to travel as deeply as possible, by cutting through the noise, to touch that virgin space that has the same effect on all humans. That helps us connect with each other beyond the slavery of logic or words.

Sarika’s works delve into different raw aspects of our personality but the subjects vary as per the evolution of her personal journey.

Her work enjoys a certain restrain, while space inspires her style. The slippages of content from the subconscious mind give tonal value to her work while striving to bring the ‘nameless’ through that which is left unsaid.

Nehha Kandhari
Painter

Nehha Kandhari is a Mumbai-based self-taught artist. Having cleared her CA Inter and acquiring NCFM Certification, she went on to join her family business. Her bent towards spirituality and Vastu made her learn Vastu and Feng Shui. One thing led to another and she became a certified healer in access consciousness and Reiki.

Having realized the importance and need of Vastu she came up with the Vastu Compliant Paintings where she used her knowledge of Vastu, Astrology and Reiki to create an artwork that will enhance the positive energy of a particular direction. The main focus of her paintings is to bring comfort, fortune and creativity to the life of the residents. The paintings help to open new business opportunities, improve finance, improve bonding of family members, bring mental clarity and rekindle love and compassion.

Meghansh
Painter

Meghansh is a Delhi, NCR based artist. His was a long journey with less stability and more creativity. The more life challenged him the more he excelled. This tussle produced the two distant relatives in accordance – Black which is 'profound' and White which is 'pure.' He has full faith in these two non-colours using which he has created stunning long series. With strong narratives and visually powerful artworks, Meghansh expresses personal experiences of day-to-day life and his perception of spirituality and connection with the omnipresent, the gormless.

Kedar DK
Painter

Kedar Dhondu’s current art practice involves looking back at the history of the region in order to understand issues related to ‘land’. Presently, Kedar digs out these issues which are related to the ‘ownership/ occupancy’ and the authenticity of the rights on the land in today’s time. Kedar’s practice also questions the genuineness of the law system of the region. Ecology and environmental concerns also play a major role in Kedar’s practice.

Govinda Sah Azad
Painter

Born in Nepal, Govinda was drawn to drawing and sculptures. His career spans from a wall painter in Delhi to studying Fine Arts and pursuing his dream of becoming an artist.  He has held several successful solo exhibitions in India, Nepal, and internationally. He has also had the honor of being called Lion Heart by prominent artist Govinda Dongol. Govinda has done a nationwide cycle tour for The 21st Century is the Century of Art and Peace. Govinda has also obtained a MA in Fine Art from Wimbledon College of Art. He has co-ordinated a number of art workshops under the sponsorship of the United Nations and the Embassy of Bangladesh, the British Council in Nepal and displayed at the Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibition. Govinda Sah’s works can be found in private collections worldwide.

Deepikah B
Painter

Deepikah is an interdisciplinary artist based in Bangalore, India. Trained in Communication design from Delhi, she uses painting and installation art to express issues related to gender, self-worth and perception. Her project Trial Room tackles body dysmorphia and social conditioning and was exhibited at Gender Bender 2018 and then at The Irregulars Art Fair in 2019. She was one of the three selected residents for Fissure, curated by Shaleen Wadhwana at Virtual Nursery 2020 by Pollinator which culminated in an online exhibition in January 2021.