Exhibitor Applications

When and where is India Art Fair 2021?

The 13th edition of India Art Fair will take place at the International Exhibition & Convention Centre, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, from 18 January to 22 February 2021.

What makes India Art Fair different?

India Art Fair is the leading platform to discover modern and contemporary art in South Asia. Taking place annually in a 12,000 square meter venue, it is the biggest event in India’s cultural calendar with pioneering exhibitors presenting some of the world’s most iconic artists, as well as a series of talks and artist projects – spanning film and live performance – making it an established destination for creativity.

Who visits India Art Fair?

India Art Fair attracts visitors with an interest in art, such as curators, artists, collectors, journalists, gallerists, critics and art lovers. Along with working closely with private patrons and young collectors, the fair also engages directly with museum groups, YPOs, EOs, alumni associations as well as exclusive private clubs and wealth management firms. Some visit to acquire artworks, while others view the fair more as an exhibition, enjoying the experience as a cultural day out.

Who can apply to exhibit?

The fair welcomes applications from galleries, institutions, collectives, foundations and museums. Applicants must have been established for at least two years and run regular programmes. We recommend that you submit a comprehensive proposal indicative of your programme as well as ensure simplicity in booth design.

Can independent artists apply?

No. The fair does not consider applications from independent artists.

How are exhibitors selected for the fair?

All applications are reviewed by a selection committee whose decision will be final and binding with no possibility of an appeal against it.

What are the sections for India Art Fair?

The fair will accept applications in the following sections: Galleries consists of Indian and international galleries presenting works by a range of artists; Focus features a curated body of work by a single artist represented by the gallery; Platform showcases artist collectives and galleries supporting young, emerging artists and art practices from South Asia; Institutions have museums, foundations, and cultural centres present curated elements of their year-round programming.

Can exhibitors apply for more than one section?

Yes. A separate online registration, application and payment must be submitted in such cases. We strongly recommend that you tailor each application to the specific section you are applying for.

Can two exhibitors share a booth?

Yes, but only under certain circumstances. A separate application with a joint curatorial proposal and proposed works must be submitted in such cases. Both applicants will be individually assessed by the selection committee and on their own merit to be able to present a dual show.

What is the application process?

Create your India Art Fair account by registering on our website here. Then log in to start the online application form and upload installation and artwork images as required. You can also save the form and return to it at a later date of your convenience. Finally, carefully read and accept the terms and conditions before making the payment.

What images should exhibitors submit?

Applicants are required to upload at least three exhibition installation images along with images of artworks that they propose to exhibit at India Art Fair 2021. In case the proposed artworks are not ready at the time the application is submitted, it is advised to upload reference images or illustrations by the proposed artist.

What are the modes of payment?

Payment of the non-refundable application fee can only be made online via Razorpay using any international and domestic credit or debit cards.

How to submit an application?

Applications will only be considered if you fill all mandatory fields, agree to the stated terms and conditions and pay the non-fundable application fee.

Questions? Get in touch!

For any queries related to the application process and participation, please do not hesitate to write to our Exhibitor Relations Managers, Saurabh Wasson at exhibitor@indiaartfair.in and Louise Judge at louise@indiaartfair.in or call our office at +91 11 4711 9825/26.