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REVIEWERS






Chandan Gomes

Artist (www.chandangomes.com)


Chandan Gomes has studied Philosophy at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi (2009). Emotional and intellectual anxieties drive him as an artist.

He has won numerous awards and fellowships and has been exhibited widely – Les Recontres d’Arles, France (2018, supported by PHOTOINK), Kochi Muziris Biennale (2018-19), Foto Fest Biennale, Houston (2018), Serendipity Arts Festival (2018), Asia House, London (2018), Zeytiburnu International Photography Festival, Istanbul (2018) and Benaki Museum, Athens (2016), amongst other places. His most recent exhibitions were held at MMAG Foundation, Amman (2020), Landskrona Museum (2019) and Rubenstein Arts Centre (2019). He was also the artist in residence at Centre for Documentary Studies, Duke University (2019).

Chandan teaches at the Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts & Communications, Delhi and Ashoka University, Haryana. He is currently working on his first film and dreams of opening a stationary shop one day.




Hena Kapadia

Founder & Gallery Director at TARQ

Hena Kapadia is founder and gallery director of the TARQ, a contemporary art gallery in Mumbai. After majoring in Art History and Economics at Tufts University in Massachusetts, she completed her Masters Degree in Modern and Contemporary Art World Practice at Christie's Education, University of Glasgow in London.

Since founding TARQ in 2014, she has been focused on exhibiting and engaging with art that is both process driven and thought provoking. A key interest of her practice is to maintain close relationships with both artists and patrons, and to encourage thoughtful acquisitions of art.

Hena's vision has grown into a robust gallery program that has seen nearly fifty exhibitions and a presence in art fairs and exhibitions in India and abroad. Apart from TARQ's regular shows, the gallery is also committed to building an educational structure that enables the art community to grow through discussion, debate and dialogue across the spectrum.





Premjish Achari

Curator | Art Critic

Premjish Achari is a Curator, Writer and Translator based in Delhi. His translations have appeared in Indian Literature published by Sahitya Akademi. He has initiated an independent curatorial platform called Future Collaborations aiming at theoretically and politically informed curation. He has received the prestigious Inlaks: Take on Art Travel Grant for Young Critics in 2016. He was the Fellow for Curatorial Intensive South Asia (CISA) 2017, at Khoj International Artist’s Association. In 2018 he received the prestigious Art Scribes Award by Prameya Art Foundation for developing new curatorial paradigms. As part of the award, he attended the residency at the acclaimed Chateau de la Napoule in France.
He is the Co-Curator of the public art exhibition ‘Navigation is Offline’ along with artist Jagannath Panda as part of Bhubaneshwar Art Trail 2018. His recent curated shows are ‘A Time for Farewells’ at the Haverford College, Pennsylvania in 2019, and ‘Workers and Farmers: A Panorama of Resistance’ at Khoj, Delhi 2018. Achari is a regular contributor for Art India and Take on Art. 

He is a Visiting Faculty at Shiv Nadar University where he teaches art history and theory. He is pursuing his PhD titled “Temple Arts of Medieval Kerala: Constructing a Regional Identity” from School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU, India.





Priyanshi Saxena

Art Advisor | Founder/ Director, IAM (Indian Art Market)

Saxena helms the art advisory PSArts, building and managing art collections, and consulting on the South Asian Art Market, and the director of IAM, working at restructuring and connecting the regional art market in India.

She is part of the core team of abr, an alliance of cultural practitioners creating a network of support by commissioning performances/digital works; and an advisor to Flint Create, the business building and strategic advising arm of the cultural communication agency- Flint Culture. She has worked with contemporary and modern South Asian Art galleries (on institutional acquisitions, and international art fairs); and an art foundation, curating exhibitions in Delhi; and among others, a collateral project at the 56th Venice Biennale. She has also written extensively on contemporary art practices and collecting.  Prior to working in the Art Market, she worked with JWT, MTV India, and the newspaper DNA.





Samira Bose

Programmes Coordinator at Asia Art Archive

Samira Bose is Programmes Coordinator at Asia Art Archive in India, an independent non-profit dedicated to documenting and making accessibles recent histories of art from across Asia. Previously, she was Programmer and in-house Critic at Dharti Arts Residency 2019 (Serendipity Arts Foundation), and on the core team for Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018. She completed her MA in Arts & Aesthetics at Jawaharlal Nehru University.





Sanket Jadia

Artist | Educator

Sanket Jadia, is an Inlaks Fine Arts Awardee, 2017. He was recently featured in Forbes India 30 under 30. The 29-year-old artist has developed a practice that deals with history and historical images that chronicle events of conflict and violence. He is interested in the narratives and counter-narratives that formulate the public discourse, or rather ‘popular’ discourse around these key moments—How do representations of critical junctions in history shape the way society looks back on them? What form does collective public memory take with the absence of imageries, and vice versa?





Sitara Chowfla

Curator | Art Consultant

Sitara Chowfla is a curator, writer and art consultant from New Delhi. Her work seeks to find experimental formats of exhibition and display and is interested in the possibilities of the exhibition as a discursive space for exchange, learning and multiple kinds of interaction. As an arts consultant, Sitara supports the growth of new cultural institutions and works towards creating spaces for professional development in the creative sector.

Sitara Chowfla is the founding curator at Pulp Society a new contemporary art gallery and project space in New Delhi, and co-organiser of the Goa Open Arts Festival 2020. She was previously the Guest Curator of Public Programmes at the India Art Fair (2018-19), Curatorial Assistant at London’s  Art Night (2018), curator-in-residence at the RE: Directing East at the CCA Ujazdowksi Castle (2015);  Senior Curator and Programme Manager, Khoj International Artists’ Association (2013-2017). Sitara graduated with an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art in 2019.



Photo credit: Marwah AlMugait
Photo credit: Marwah AlMugait

Veeranganakumari Solanki

Independent curator | Art writer

Veeranganakumari Solanki is an independent curator and writer. Her research interest lies in the manner in which images are used and interpreted, ways in which interdisciplinary forms and art merge to create dialogues that travel from public spaces into private ones and the way curatorial research can be structured around artistic practices that expand the ideas of medium specificity through story-telling. Her curatorial projects have primarily focused on South-Asian art practices. She was the 2019 Brooks International Research Fellow at Tate Modern in the curatorial and photography department and a resident at the Delfina Foundation. Veerangana is currently based in India.








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