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