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When and where is the next India Art Fair?

We are thrilled to invite you to join us for the 16th edition of India Art Fair at the NSIC Exhibition Grounds in New Delhi from 6th to 9th February 2025 for an unforgettable celebration of art.

Who can apply to exhibit?

Applications from galleries, institutions, collectives, foundations, museums and other arts organisations are considered by the fair. Applicants must have a strong history of exhibitions and run regular programmes. We recommend that you submit a simple yet comprehensive proposal that includes a list of proposed artists and is indicative of your programme, artist roster and other activities. 

When will applications open for India Art Fair 2025?

The applications to exhibit at India Art Fair 2025 are currently open and the deadline to apply is 30th June 2024.

Can independent artists apply?

The fair does not consider applications from independent artists for the main sections. However, we do run programmes and projects around the year, for which independent artists can apply through our open calls, as well as jobs, residencies and other opportunities we publish on our Noticeboard. Follow us on our social media channels and subscribe to our newsletter for the latest updates.

India Art Fair 2023, installation view. Courtesy of India Art Fair.
India Art Fair 2023, installation view. Courtesy of India Art Fair.

What are the different sections of India Art Fair?

India Art Fair is carefully curated to provide a diverse and enriching experience for audiences. We welcome applications under the following sections:

  • Galleries: features Indian and international participants presenting a wide range of works by various artists.
  • Focus: showcases a curated body of work by a single artist represented by the gallery, allowing for an in-depth exploration of their artistic vision.
  • Platform: highlights contemporary and living traditional art practices from India and South Asia, providing a platform for artists to showcase their unique cultural heritage.
  • Institutions: brings together museums, foundations, cultural centres, and artist collectives, who present curated elements of their year-round programming or a curated project by a significant artist.
  • The Studio: dedicated to exploring the intersection between visual arts and technology, showcasing innovative and cutting-edge art forms that push the boundaries of artistic expression.
  • Outdoor Art Projects: features large-scale installations in outdoor spaces across the fair, providing immersive and media diverse artworks that captivate and engage visitors.

We are excited to receive applications under these sections and look forward to presenting a dynamic and captivating showcase of art at India Art Fair 2025.

What is the application process?

Create your India Art Fair account by registering on our website’s exhibitor portal. Then log in to start the online application form and upload installation images, artwork images and a tentative booth plan 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 non-refundable application fee payment. Applications will only be considered if you fill all mandatory fields, agree to the stated terms and conditions and pay the non-refundable application fee. PLEASE NOTE: Submission of an application does NOT amount to confirmation of participation. Each submitted application has to go through the selection process whereby it may or may not be selected for participation.

Is there an application checklist?

Please find a checklist of information, documents and images that you will need to have ready when filling up the application form for India Art Fair 2025.

  • Booth / Project Concept for IAF 2025
  • Proposed artist list for IAF 2025 along with their profiles/bios
  • Proposed (or reference) artwork images for IAF 2025 (at least 4 for each proposed artist)
  • Proposed Booth Curation Plan
  • Recent Exhibition history – Title, dates, brief concept notes, artist names, for exhibitions held at least in the past 1 year
  • Installation images of recent exhibitions or fair participations (at least 4)
  • Recent art fair participation history
  • Represented artist list
  • Applicant Organisation Profile, Location(s), Contact Person(s), and details
  • Applicant Organisation Billing Details, including GSTN and PAN for Indian applicants

What images should applicants submit?

Applicants are required to upload at least three past exhibition installation images, along with images of artworks that they propose to exhibit at India Art Fair 2025. In case the proposed artworks are not ready at the time the application is submitted, we encourage you to upload reference images or illustrations by the proposed artist. Applicants are also encouraged to submit a tentative booth plan indicating the curation of the booth space. 

Can exhibitors make multiple applications?

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

Can two exhibitors share a booth?

Yes. A joint application with a joint curatorial proposal and proposed works must be submitted in such cases. Both applicants will be jointly and individually assessed by the Selection Committee on their merit to be able to present a shared booth.

What are the modes of application fee payment?

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

How are exhibitors selected for the fair? 

All applications are reviewed by the Selection Committee consisting of the India Art Fair team and additional members broadly representing the local and international arts scene. Selection is based on the curatorial strength of the proposal, as well as the applicant’s artist roster, activities and programme. Criteria such as previous exhibition history, art fair presentations and projects undertaken by the gallery and its artists, both locally and internationally, are also taken into consideration. We encourage proposals that are diverse, inclusive, and spotlight womxn, queer, young and regional talents.

India Art Fair 2023, Installation view. Courtesy of India Art Fair.
India Art Fair 2023, Installation view. Courtesy of India Art Fair.

Who visits India Art Fair?

India Art Fair is the perfect place for art lovers and collectors alike. Our visitors include everyone from artists and creatives to celebrities and CEOs. Along with working closely with art patrons and young, new collectors, we also engage directly with curators, 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.

What makes India Art Fair truly unique?

India Art Fair is the leading platform to discover modern and contemporary art in South Asia. Spread across a 20,000 square meter venue, it is the biggest event in India’s cultural calendar with pioneering exhibitors from across India presenting some of the region’s most iconic artists, alongside select international participants who bring works that have never or rarely been shown in India. Always aiming to increase audiences for the arts, we also host an expansive programme of artist-led talks, performances, workshops and projects, making the fair an established destination for creativity.

Still got questions? We’re here to help!

Questions are always welcome. For any queries related to the application process and participation, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Director of Exhibitor Relations at and Manager of Exhibitor Relations at