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KAG About Organisation

Established in 2002 by Rekha and Prashant Lahoti, Kalakriti Art Gallery since then has become a veritable name in the field of Modern and Contemporary Indian art. Through its various seminal art events, and spectacularly mounted exhibitions, the gallery has consistently pushed the envelope in the field of Indian art. Ranging from historic figures like Raja Ravi Varma, M.V. Dhurandhar, C.G. Ramanujam, Balakrishna Pant, Anant Desai; to iconic Modern Masters like Abanindranath and Gaganendranath Tagore; to post-independence luminaries like M.F. Husain, F.N. Souza, Ram Kumar, Krishen Khanna, K.G. Subramanyan, S.H. Raza, Ganesh Pyne; to contemporary trailblazers like Jogen Chowdhury, Nalini Malani, Neekima Sheikh, Anju Dodiya, Atul Dodiya, G.R. Iranna, Rekha Rodwittiya, Jitish Kallat, Reena Saini Kallat, Surya Prakash, Thota Vaikuntam, P.N. Daroz, K.S. Radhakrishna, Jayasree Burman, Lakshman Aelay, Seema Kohli, Bose Krishnamachari, Manish Pushkale; many emerging trailblazers like Manish Nai, Om Soorya, Sujith S.N. Prabhakar Sahoo, Ushmita Sahoo, Soghra Khurasani, Anupama Alias, Ekta Singha and many others.

In order to stay abreast with the ever evolving world of Contemporary Indian art the gallery has consistently partnered with leading curators and scholars like Ranjit Hoskote, Nancy Adajania, William Dalrymple, Kavita Singh, Alka Pande, Jyotirmaya Sharma and so many others who had shared their knowledge with the people of Hyderabad over the years. 

In an effort to un-brand arts and do away with the elitist label, Kalakriti Art Gallery has always looked beyond the pre-defined values associated with certain kinds of art, which is why the gallery prides itself being home to a great collection of traditional and indigenous art such as Pichwais, Gond art, Saura art, while housing possibly one of country's biggest collection of 19th century oleograpghs, embellished and chromolithographs.

Kalakriti Art Gallery regularly organises workshops, panel discussion, film screenings that are centered around art. The gallery actively ventures into collaborative programmes with Alliance Francaise, Goethe Zentrum, University of Hyderabad, etc. and has participated in major art events in India. The gallery has also been at the helm of major public art installations in the city of Hyderabad including the STREET ART PROJECT, IKEA India Underpass Mosiaic Mural project, IKEA India Median sculpture project, I LOVE HYDERABAD installation etc...

Having moved to it's new address, and at a much larger space with state of the art facilities, Kalakriti Art Gallery has now become the largest art gallery in South India. Please refer to the enclosed images of our new Gallery space

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Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Does an Artist need professional art education to be considered for inclusion in Kalakriti Art Gallery?
    At KAG, we believe artistic ability is an inherent talent, that is honed to perfection with education, which maybe formally or informally acquired. We believe the proof of your artistic ability ultimately lies in your artworks.
  2. What is the procedure to sign-up with Kalakriti Art Gallery?
    We encourage Artists - amateurs or professional, to email us your Resume and Portfolio of works to [email protected] We prefer if you present your portfolio as a PDF file that you generated using a presentation software such Microsoft PowerPoint / LibreOffice / Softmaker Office etc. Your resume should ideally be in PDF format too.
    Upon receipt of your portfolio, our Curatorial Team will review it for suitability. If short-listed, we will contact you.
  3. What is the procedure to send works to Kalakriti Art Gallery?
    If you have been short-listed by our Curatorial Team, we will begin the process by sending you the Consignment Agreement for review and signing. Following which, our backend team will get in touch with about shipping of your works to the Gallery.
  4. What is the procedure to participate in exhibitions at the Kalakriti Art Gallery?
    Our Curatorial team creates thematic exhibitions, for which we select empanelled artists and selected works from the ones that are in consignment with us. From time to time, we also work with Institutions to collaboratively create art exhibitions using a shared pool of artists and artworks.
  5. I want to sell artworks that I own. What is the procedure?
    We do not generally engage in re-selling of artworks and we encourage you to find other platforms that maybe suitable.
  6. I have an exhibition proposal. How do we proceed?
    If you are a Curator, we encourage you to create a PDF document that lists all relevant details of your proposal and email it to us at [email protected] Our curatorial team will examine it, and if found suitable they will get in touch with you to take it forward.
  7. I have some other query that is not listed here.
    Please feel free to get in touch with us over email, however we advise you that depending on availability of resources, we may not be able to answer every query.

 

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