Kamayani Sharma is an independent writer and researcher. A former text editor for ART India, to which she continues to contribute as Delhi correspondent, her critical writing has appeared in Artforum, The White Review, Momus, Critical Collective and Take On Art, as well as in exhibition catalogues.
Karan Suri Talwar
Karan is a film maker and co-founder/curator at Harkat Studios, a multi-disciplinary boutique arts studio based in Mumbai and Berlin.
Kaamna is a visual artist and bookmaker currently based between Mumbai, India & Paris, France.
John Menezes was born in 1965 and brought up in Goa where he resides. Ever since being gifted a SLR camera when just a schoolboy, he diligently set forth exploring this fascinating medium.
Jagrut Raval is an Artist, Designer and Educator. His interdisciplinary art practice spans diverse mediums in various scales presented in form of installations, photographic printing techniques, videos, drawings, and appropriation of mass produced and found items.
Jagadish Upadhya is a photographer who strictly practices film, has been doing so for the last three decades and intends to do so in the time to come.
Dhaivat Mehta is a musician (tabla player), and he has been learning tabla from Dr Aneesh Pradhan since past 14 years. He has studied psychology at the undergraduate level, and music at the graduate level. Currently he has been playing with many musicians from all over India and abroad as well and doing cross cultural exchange programs.
Keatan Jadhav is an actor and artistic director at Theatre Flamingo based in Goa. After completing his masters in theatre he has formed a group of thespians who work in children's theatre and experimental theatre in Goa and Mumbai.
Born in 1972 in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, Madhuri Kathe completed a Masters in Painting in 1993 and Masters in Art History in 1995. She went on to gain a doctorate in 1999. She has showcased in solo and group shows and won awards across India. She participated in a residency in Sweden in 2018 and has held solo shows in Mumbai and Bangalore in the past.
Delhi-based Ashish Sahoo studied sculpture at the Kala Bhavan, Visva Bharati University, Shantiniketan, India.
Ayesha Susan Thomas
Ayesha Susan Thomas is an Applied Theatre Practitioner who works at the creative intersections of education, gender and sexuality.
Shravan Fondekar is a versatile actor/director from Goa, working with an experimental theatre troupe at 'Theatre Flamingo.' He acquired his diploma in theatre at Goa Kala Academy's School of Drama and a bachelor's degree from Savitribai Phule Pune University's Lalit Kala Kendra.
Upagna Pandya has been trained in vocal music under Smt Kaumudi Munshi, one of the best vocalists of Gujarati sugam sangeet. Upagna performs gujarati sugam sangeet and folk music across the country and abroad. Upagna has sung in languages like hindi, gujarati, english, marathi, sanskrit for various projects.
Arnab Chakrabarty (b. 1980) is a leading Hindustani sarod exponent of the Lucknow and Shahjahanpur gharanas. He is widely known for his vast repertoire of traditional ragas and compositions, and for his polished sound and technique on the sarod.
Om Prakash Galav
Om Prakash Galav of Ramgarh Clay Pottery inherited the art of pottery from his ancestors as a part of his family business.
Anmol Vellani did not aspire to become a professional in the field of philanthropy. His early fascination was with the arts, especially theatre, and philosophy, which he studied at the Universities of Poona, Oxford and Cambridge. He taught philosophy at Elphinstone College, Mumbai, in the 1970's, before joining the Ford Foundation as Programme Officer with responsibility for grant-making in the performing arts, folklore and classical learning in South Asia.
Tripura Kashyap pioneered Creative Movement Therapy in India in 1990. She studied Movement therapy at the Hancock Centre for Dance/movement therapy in Wisconsin, USA and obtained an M.A. in Psychology.
Subash Thebe Limbu
Subash Thebe Limbu works with sound, film, music, performance, painting and podcast. Subash has MA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins (2016) where he received UAL Vice Chancellors International Scholarship, BA in Fine Art from Middlesex University (2011), and Intermediate in Fine Art from Lalit Kala Campus, Kathmandu.
Renowned choreographer Rukmini Chatterjee’s artistic quest is to bring forth the universal in mankind. She does this by bringing cultures, art forms, artists from across the globe together in her choreographies. Her work has been greatly influenced by Upanishadic thoughts, her guru Mrinalini Sarabhai’s artistic vision and her life in Paris.
Rupesh Man Singh
Rupesh is a fine arts graduate from the Kathmandu University, School of Arts, Department of Arts and Design (2019). His work emphasises on family relations, archiving family history and the idea of its memorialisation.
Taha Ahmad is a visual artist based in New Delhi, India. Born in 1994, he is represented as a part of VII Photo Agency’s mentorship program. His works are a visual representation of the shift in the pluralistic landscape of India, the traumatic past and the culture which is threatened by religious conflicts, social injustice, politics and the times we live in.
Susiman Rinoshan is a visual artist from Batticaloa Sri Lanka. He has got his Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from the University of Jaffna Sri Lanka.
Subhashim Goswami is a sociologist and a practicing theatre artist. He teaches Sociology at Shiv Nadar University.
Sonam Choekyi Lama
Sonam Choekyi Lama is a storyteller from the mountainous region of Dolpo. She has been documenting stories from the arid landscape of Mountains to the presence of art in Kathmandu.
Sai Htin Linn Htet
Sai Htin Linn Htet is a Yangon-based curator, artist and peace educator. Based on the theme of empathy, Sai focuses on issues about human rights, pollution, gender equality, identity and discrimination.
Ranjit Kandalgaonkar lives and works in Mumbai and his art practice primarily comprises a lens directed at the urban context of cities. Projects such as ‘cityinflux’, ‘Gentricity’ and ‘Stories of Philanthropic Trusts’ map vulnerability within redevelopment strategies of urbanisation or record timelines and ‘blindspots’ - alternate markers of a city that’s unraveling.
Zishaan A Latif
Zishaan straddles many forms and mediums of visual stimulation pushing his own conflicted cravings for life, seeking the ever so evasive answers to his existence, an identity lost and found on loop.
Yogesh Ramkrishna is a young visual art practitioner from Vadodara. Born in 1991, he completed a Bachelors in Fine Art - Painting from Sir J. J. School of Arts and Masters in Visual Arts in the Graphic Department from M.S. University of Baroda.
Virkein is a creative producer and experience designer. Having worked across sectors (architecture & design, arts & culture, social impact) for the past decade, she has developed a practice that is rooted in curiosity, collaboration and strategic action. She leads Poppy Seed Lab, an inter-disciplinary creative studio that experiments with space, art, design, performance and programme-making through immersive storytelling, research and curation.
Ranjini Krishnan is a researcher, writer and film maker based out of Kerala. She is interested in exploring the exchanges between conceptual thinking and creative arts. She holds a doctoral degree in Cultural Studies from Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, Bangalore.
Delhi based artist Vanshika Rathi studied at the London School of Economics, and graduated with a master’s degree in economics in 2014. Whilst at university, she was introduced to Kirigami, or the art of paper-cutting, and has since been pursuing this form of art as a self-taught artist.
The Monteiro Trio is a household name for evergreen music lovers across Goa. The trio consisting of mother Sylvia Monteiro and her two daughters Shanice and Sherize enthrall you with their voices which often ends with calls for an encore.
Rajat Dey, a Kolkata based photographer, has been working on a project based on his home and his lost roots that were based in Bangladesh, erstwhile East Pakistan.
Dohar, a group of folk musicians, took birth in 1999. Dohar is a musical group of international repute – a platform for musicians, who consider this world as a musical bonanza and intend to energise its inhabitants with the melodious power of folk tunes and Tagore songs as two main pillars of Indian music.
Priyanka Das' interest lies in exploring different perspectives and finding her identity by representing her surroundings and past experiences in her work. Thereby, her work is deeply personal as it deals with the memories which haunt her, and which she gives shapes to through her drawings and installations.
Tallulah D'Silva is an architect with a deep sensitivity for the environment. She specializes in cost effective and sustainable building.
Partha is a documentary photographer who left his finance profession to pursue photography, a passion he nurtured from his school days. In 2012, he joined in a small newspaper in Kolkata to began his career in photography.
Sujay Saple is Artistic Director of Shapeshift, a performance company based in Mumbai, India. He has choreographed/directed ten original works which have performed at various festivals and prestigious venues around India, and which have received rave reviews.
Noopur Gadgil is a Hindustani Classical Vocalist who has undergone training in the Gwalior-Agra-Jaipur Gharana under the able guidance of Pandit Madhukar Gajananrao Joshi since she was 9 years of age. She has successfully pursued M.A. in Music, Sangeet Alankar and a Diploma in Natyasangeet.
Souvik Majumdar experiences life and his experiences are translated into his works which are connected to him but also beyond him.
Trained in Hindustani Instrumental music for 2 decades, Siddharth is a teacher, performer, organiser and an independent music composer.
Sheena Khalid is a theatre director, storyteller and actor based in Mumbai. She is a founding member of the theatre company, Patchworks Ensemble. With Patchworks, she has co-directed and co-devised the shows, Ila, The Gentlemen’s Club AKA Tape, Fly By Night, and Shikaar. Sheena is a story-teller with Kommune, where she also works part-time.
Savitri Medhatul is a Mumbai based Theatre Producer, Director and Documentary filmmaker. She is co founder & artistic director of Kali Billi Productions.
Sankar Venkateswaran is an Indian theatre director. Born in Calicut, Kerala, Venkateswaran studied directing at the School of Drama and Fine Arts, University of Calicut, after which he trained at the Theatre Training and Research Programme (currently Intercultural Theatre Institute) in Singapore.
Since founding Robert Moses' Kin in 1995, the artist Robert Moses has created numerous works of varying styles and genres for his highly praised dance company. His work explores topics ranging from oral traditions in African American culture to the nuanced complexities of parentage and identity and the simple joys of the expressive power of pure movement
Nilanjana Nandy is a visual artist. She has a MA (Painting) from Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU, Baroda.
Nikhil V. Pai
Nikhil V. Pai is a freelance live sound engineer based out of Bangalore, India with over 2 decades of experience in the field of live sound having worked with amongst the best artists from India and abroad.
Active in Myanmar since 2009, Nathalie Johnston (United States/Myanmar) is a curator and researcher currently living in Yangon where she has been involved in numerous independent projects and initiatives.
Natasha Raheja teaches anthropology and documentary production as an Assistant Professor at Cornell. Her ethnographic filmmaking practice foregrounds presence blurs the lines between anthropologists and their interlocutors, the observers and the observed.
Kalki Subramaniam is a celebrated transgender rights activist and artist from Pollachi, Tamilnadu, India. She uses art, poetry and performances to tell the untold stories of transgender people who are victims of abuse and gender based violence.
Mortimer Chatterjee received his Masters in the History of Indian Art and Architecture from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. Having moved to India to pursue his interest in art from the Subcontinent, he co-founded Chatterjee & Lal in 2003.
A Native Philadelphian (USA) this multi-disciplinary artist has since and through many years, has shared his art forms in most of the world. Steve has a rare distinction of pursuing two careers simultaneously ( music/dance ), he plays three instruments with equal proficiency.
Dancer, Curator, Arts Manager, - Masoom Parmar dons multiple hats. His career expands beyond the traditional network. Masoom has 4 full-length solo works and 2 ensemble productions to his credit.
Mansi Trivedi lives and works in Goa. She has a B.V.A. in Painting (2010) and M.V.A. in Printmaking (2012) from the Faculty of Fine Arts, M. S. University, Baroda.
Manoj Pilli grew up at Ongole, a town in Andhra Pradesh. School was a beautiful time where his interests in art was acknowledged and nurtured. After completing BFA in ‘Sculpture and Visual Communication’ from Jawaharlal Nehru Fine Arts and Architecture University, Hyderabad, the desire to explore glass brought him to the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad where he did his post graduation in ‘Ceramics and Glass Design’.
Manish is a self-taught photographer, based out of Goa. After having lived in a metropolis for years and not being able to relate to much of the city life (other than the street food!), he relocated to Goa, which he now very fondly calls his home.
Madhu Das (Mumbai/India) his practice incorporates project-based multidisciplinary expressions are filtered from vast tracts of research and oral history; The practice uncovers stories connected to geography, history, community, or an individual persona focus on investigating the projection of identity onto the social and natural world: in a way that the two are woven together in the space.
Images, found objects, sculpture and oral history play a significant role as material in Avani’s artistic practice. She is interested in stories that collections tell, and through that, in urban life and the nature of memory.
Balucharan holds a BA in History from Kerala University and a BFA in Applied Art from Government College of Fine Arts, Thrissur, and has showcased and participated in the solo exhibitions— “My First Pain” – An exhibition of his drawings at Alliance Française de Trivandrum (French Cultural Centre, Trivandrum); “You Are The Hero” - An exhibition of illustrations at Alliance Française de Trivandrum; “Death” – Solo Exhibition of paintings at Vyloppilly Samskriti bhavan, Trivandrum.
Amitesh Grover (b.1980) is a performance-based artist in New Delhi, India. His works move beyond theatre, into visual arts, films, photography, installations, and processes. He performs, directs, curates, and keeps his practice firmly anchored in the politics of performance.
Aditya Raghavan is a chef, cheese maker and dairy consultant, who currently resides in Edmonton, Canada.
Working in the entertainment industry as a lighting designer, programmer and operator for 9 years, Sachin Lele's reactions in terms of design has been on a constant change. Lighting has played a crucial role in his understanding of the geometry, poetry and painting of objects, people and spaces. To be able to express through lighting spaces has always been both the motivation and aspiration for Lele.
Keepa Maskey is an interdisciplinary artist who recognizes the process of understanding performance considering documentation as an integral part of her practice.
A young cheerful Architect with a zeal to work on new ideas, curiosity to learn almost everything and a passion to travel the world.
Avantika Bahl is a dance practitioner based in Mumbai where she makes her own work and teaches. She studied at the London Contemporary Dance School and is currently pursuing the Curriculum-in-Motion Certification program offered by Jacobs Pillow, USA for choreographers.
Anmol Oberoi is an actor and a theatre maker and also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. As an actor, Anmol has worked with prominent theatre companies in Chennai like Crea-shakthi, Madras Players and Stage Fright Productions.
Faizal Shaikh has been doing theatre since 5 years, and is an actor. He has worked as a production manager, assistant director and music operator for than 10 plays. He has trained at Drama School Mumbai for PG diploma course in acting and theatre making.
Ravi Chaurasiya completed his Masters of Fine Arts in Painting at the Department of Fine Arts, Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi, and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He is currently based and studio practicing in New Delhi.
Gayatri Ganju an Indian photographer based in Bangalore. Stories have always held a sacred magic in their ability to transform the way she feels, thinks and relates to the world around her and this is what drew her to the medium.