FAQs

When and where is India Art Fair 2020?

The 12th edition of India Art Fair will take place at NSIC Exhibition Grounds, Okhla, New Delhi, from 30 January – 2 February 2019.

What are the opening hours?

The special preview will take place from 3 – 7pm on 31 January 2019, offering collectors and visitors the opportunity to experience and acquire the finest works available before the fair opens to the public. Public entry is from 2 – 7pm on 1 and 2 February 2019 and 11am – 6pm on 3 February 2019.

Where can I purchase tickets for this year’s show?

A limited number of Thursday Preview Passes, which give you and a personal guest early & unlimited access to the fair, as well as Single and Three Day tickets, will be available for purchase from October onwards.

Who can come to India Art Fair?

India Art Fair is for absolutely everyone! It will be an all-inclusive event — with braille guides, tactile representations of key artworks, sign language interpreters, wheelchair services and feeding rooms for new mothers.

How do I get there?

Govindpuri Metro Station and NSIC Okhla Metro Station, which fall on the Violet line and Magenta line respectively, are next to the entrance of the fair. The venue is also accessible by taxi, and car parks are available at Gate 3 and 4 on a first-come, first-serve basis.

What makes India Art Fair different?

India Art Fair attracts visitors with an interest in art, such as curators, artists, collectors, journalists, gallerists, critics and art lovers. Some visit to acquire artworks, while others view the fair more as an exhibition, enjoying the experience as a cultural day out.

What are the sections of the fair?

The fair is made up of five sections: Galleries consist of Indian and international exhibitors presenting works by a range of artists; Focus features solo artist presentations; Institutions showcase leading Indian and international museums and art foundations; Platform represents young emerging artists or art practices from South Asia; and Art Projects is a space to discover large scale, interactive installations.

Some big names participating in India Art Fair?

India Art Fair has exhibited works by leading artists from the region such as M.F. Hussain, S.H. Raza, F.N. Souza, Amrita Sher-Gil, Bharti Kher, Nikhil Chopra and Thukral and Tagra in its previous editions, as well as the works of celebrated international superstars like Anish Kapoor, Yayoi Kusama, Ai Weiwei and Pablo Picasso.

The fair sees a particularly strong representation of some of India’s most respected galleries, including Jhaveri Contemporary, Chemould Prescott Road, Experimenter, Vadehra Art Gallery, and Gallery Espace. Some of the top-rank international galleries, such as David Zwirner, Blain | Southern, Sabrina Amrani and Aicon Gallery have also participated in the fair. India’s most influential cultural organisations partnering with the Fair in 2019 include the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA) and the Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (FICA).

Is India Art Fair a safe space?

India Art Fair is fun, friendly and safe! At the fair, we aim to foster a safe and supportive environment for our staff, volunteers and visitors without discrimination, harassment or bullying. In case of any discomfort or distress, please inform our staff stationed at the Information Desk who will immediately alert the senior management.

If I cannot get to New Delhi for India Art Fair, is there any part of it that I can still enjoy? 

Absolutely! There are a number of satellite exhibitions and events running across the country, showcasing the dynamic diversity of India’s art scene. You can view the full IAF Parallel programme here.