About VAG

Visual Arts 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 - 06th February, 2016
Two Faces Of Bengal Modernism Painting exhibition - by Ganesh Pyne & Lalu Prasad Shaw

07th - 11th February, 2016
Inner Self Solo abstract contemporary figurative painting exhibition - by Ella Prakash

12th - 16th February, 2016
Om Tat Sat... - Inspired To Inspire Solo photography exhibition by Sharat Sharma

18th - 22nd February, 2016
Woven Clay - 2 Solo exhibition of ceramics by Sonia Ramaswamy Dhingra

23rd - 29th February, 2016
Ganapati Solo exhibition & book release - by Sujata Bajaj



05th - 07th February, 2016
Green Earth An exhibition of paintings & ceramics - by Shefali Upadhyay & Soni Dave

11th - 16th February, 2016
Bhumaa Group painting exhibition - by various artists

18th - 19th February, 2016
Art For Concern - Annual show of Affordable Indian Art. Group exhibition of assorted artists Gogi Saroj Pal, Sudip Roy, Avijit Roy, T. Vaikuntam, Yashwant Shirwadkar, Mohd. Osman and many more

26th - 06th March, 2016
Luxembourg: A Bird’s Eye View - A photographic journey by hot-air balloon. Solo photography exhibition by Rob Kieffer



10th - 10th February, 2016
Colloquium - A discussion with a gathering of performance artists and Masters of Puppet Traditions

13th - 13th February, 2016
Exploration, Experimentation and Examination Solo exhibition - of International Contemporary Ceramics Symposium by Madhvi Subrahmanian



23rd - 10th February, 2016
Publica - An art installation by Jasone Bilbao; presented by Floodlight Foundation