• A photograph is secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.
    - Diane Arbus
  • Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.
    – Pablo Picasso
  • Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.
    – Salvador Dali

About VAG

Visual Art Gallery of the India Habitat Centre has come a long way since its inception in the July 2000. The India Habitat Centre has established itself as a locus, a platform for cultural activity, where there is an opportunity to display creative talent or witness excellence on display. The Visual Arts Gallery has been a hub of uninterrupted art activity spanning different genres, and crossing many a boundaries. From the visual art to seminars, and now traversing the path of the digital world, the Visual Arts Gallery has a finger on the pulse of contemporary art trends leading to a sharing and union of energies and ideas. The Gallery works in a multi-dimensional manner. From showcasing two-dimensional works to three-dimensional works, we are trying to bring the best of art traditions both nationally and internationally. There is also an interface between what is termed 'high art' to popular art traditions, very much in keeping with the philosophy and vision of the India Habitat Centre.

In the last fourteen years, as perhaps the largest non-profit centre in the country, we have been supporting art, crafts, material culture, emerging talent, and also the medium of photography. The immediacy of the medium of photography forms an inherent trajectory of the visual arts. Photography is now a serious art practice and we have hosted works by some of the well-known photographers of the country, namely Amit Pasricha, Amit Mehra, Prabir Purkayastha, among others. Their photo exhibits indeed herald the coming age of photography, and speak of the new levels to which photography is being taken.

Exhibition Calendar for this Month!



01st - 05th April, 2015

China Art Exhibition Group exhibition of works in mixed medium by Wu Weishan, ZengLaide, Wang Keju, Chen Jian, Xiao Feng, Wang Jianguo, Zhu Daoping, Cui Jin, Zhi M 

06th - 11th April, 2015

Trees Solo photography exhibition by Raghu Rai

12th - 15th April, 2015

Short Togetherness Solo exhibition of water colour paintings by Gunjan Ahlawat

22nd - 25th April, 2015

Explorations: From Inside Out Group exhibition of Ceramics by Rajesh Srivastava, Preeti Thakur Pandey, Ranjana Subberwal, Anjana Maheshwari, Lalit Kumar Das

26th - 03rd May, 2015

Contemporary Expressions from Nepal Group exhibition of multimedia works by Birendra Pratap Singh, Uma Shankar Shah, Seema Sharma, Hitman Gurung, Yudhishtra Maharhjan, Sujan Chitrakar, Jivan Suwal , Sumudra Man Shrestha



01st - 08th April, 2015

Mela Phulkari An exhibition of fabric, metal, wood & brass works by the Crafts People of Punjab   


09th - 11th April, 2015

Group show of works by Action for Autism

12th - 17th April, 2015

The Folk And Tribal Paintings Of India Group exhibition of works in madhubani, warli, gond, pichwai and more 

18th - 25th April, 2015

Vritti- A Whirlpool Of Thoughts Solo exhibition of acrylic, watercolors, film & digital photographs by Swati Gupta 



24th - 28th April, 2015

Explore Your Creativity And Make Your Very Own Artist's Book An exhibition of artist bookwork by Radha Pandey and Bookbinding and low-tech printing workshop alongwith Lecture-demonstration every evening from 4:00pm - 5:00pm



01st - 05th April, 2015

Coexistence 'Ecological Conversations' Solo exhibition of Sculptures in Iron/Reclaimed Iron by Gopal Namjoshi

09th - 12th April, 2015

Exhibition of works by students from the Habitat Learning Center