From films, interviews to features – join us as we explore the stories behind some of the most exciting artists in South Asia today


Artists in Residence

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Decoding the Future: Varun Desai

Varun Desai is interested in making us see, feel and hear the digital reality we live in. Watch the film to learn about his coding and engineering driven process — and download a special artist poster for your wall or digital wallpaper

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Neon Girls: Mira Felicia Malhotra

Mira Felicia Malhotra, aka Kohla, gives us a new way of looking at Indian women — with humour, zest and a freedom of spirit. Watch the film to see the world through her technicolour eyes, and download a special artist poster made just for you

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Moving Memories: Gaurav Ogale

Meet artist, storyteller and curator of memories, Gaurav Ogale, who creates short animated films that act like portals to another time and another place. Read on to immerse yourself in his magical universe and download a special poster created by the artist

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Making Ancient Forms: Mayur and Tushar Vayeda

Warli artists and brothers, Mayur and Tushar Vayeda are expanding the definitions of folk and contemporary art with a practice that celebrates their community and ancestors. Meet the India Art Fair Artists-in-Residence through this film and download special artist posters below

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Finding My Queer Body: Debashish Paul

Meet India Art Fair Artist-in-Residence Debashish Paul who tells us how art helps him uncover the nuances of his queer identity — and download a specially created artist poster

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Working with Tradition: Lakshmi Madhavan

India Art Fair Artist-in-Residence Lakshmi Madhavan revisits the textile traditions of Kerala to act as a thread connecting the past to the future. Peek into the world of the conceptual artist and download a special artist poster

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Sense of Joy: Haroun Hayward

London-based painter Haroun Hayward describes himself as a magpie, drawing from a variety of sources including family history, his mother’s Pakistani rugs, North-London Graffiti culture and acid house from Chicago. Watch him at work in his studio in this film and download his special artist-posters