i. Provide discourse on Indian visual arts by providing accessibility to recent history and developments in Indian visual arts
ii. Make available the forgotten and lesser known histories of Indian visual arts in order to locate their contemporaneity
iii. Make available new ways of interpreting visual arts in India for the current and future generation
Abhay Sardesai has been the Editor of ART India, the premier art magazine of India, since November 2002. He has been a Visiting Faculty in Aesthetics at the Department of English, University of Mumbai, and has also been the Chair of Humanities, Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture, Mumbai. He teaches at the Smt. P. N. Doshi Women’s College of Arts and also at various other institutions like Jnanapravaha and TISS.
Parul Dave Mukherji
Parul Dave-Mukherji is professor at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She holds a PhD in Indology from Oxford University. Her current research interests include global art history, contemporary Asian art and comparative aesthetics.
Gayatri Sinha is a critic, editor and curator who works in the domains of gender, lens-based art, and cultural politics.
She has edited Voices of Change: 20 Indian Artists (Marg 2010), Art and Visual Culture in India 1857- 2007 (Marg Publications, 2009); Indian Art: an Overview (Rupa Books, 2003); Woman/Goddess (1998); Expressions and Evocations: Contemporary Indian Women Artists of India (Marg Publications, 1996]. She has written monographs on the artists Krishen Khanna and Himmat Shah. As a curator, she has worked within museums and institutions in India and abroad including the Vancouver Art Gallery, National Gallery of Modern Art, the National Museum, the Bhau Daji Lad Museum, the Grand Curtius and Musee Ansembourg Belgium, the Newark Museum and Minneapolis Institute of Art, in the USA, the Fotographie Forum Frankfurt, among others. She has lectured in Tate Britain, MoMA New York, Aarken Museum Denmark, The Rockbund Shanghai, NYU, Duke University and several other institutional spaces.
Since 2011, she has directly supported knowledge in the arts through her initiative Critical Collective, which is the first such art archive and news magazine on Indian art.
In 2017, she received the Tate Asia research fellowship grant. She is currently editing a volume on Modern and Contemporary Photography.
Sama Haq, Sr. Researcher (Art History)
A doctoral research scholar in the National Museum Institute, Sama's area of specialisation seeks to locate the dialectics of migration and transformation in esoteric Buddhist history, art, and archaeology from South Asia to Southeast Asia. She is also keenly interested in the semiotics of visual culture in High Mediaeval and Modern art in India. She has previously taught post-graduate and graduate courses in art history at the National Museum Institute, Jamia Millia Islamia, and Delhi University.
Amrita Chakravarty, Sr. Researcher (Cinema)
Amrita Chakravarty is a graduate of the School and Arts and Aesthetics, JNU. A cinema studies student, her research focuses on the diverse uses and manifestations of film history prompted by the proliferation of digital archival practices. Her other interests include photography and new media.
Ketaki Varma, Sr. Researcher
Ketaki Varma is an arts manager and researcher based in New Delhi. She has previously worked as a Programmes Manager with Serendipity Arts Foundation and was part of the founding team of Serendipity Arts Festival. With an MA in Arts and Cultural Management from King's College, London, her research interests include politics, cinema and visual culture from South Asia.
Arundhati Chauhan, Researcher
Arundhati Chauhan is a scholar of Visual Arts at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU. Her research interests include lens-based practices, contemporary art, visual culture, and popular image-making practices
Sanket Jadia is an artist & graphic designer based in Delhi. He is the recipient of Inlaks Fine Arts Award (2017) and is currently working with Aman Biradri Trust as part of a fellowship program.