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 Mar - 06th Mar, 2017
शाखे Another Tree. Another Sky - Solo painting exhibition by Renuka Varma

08th Mar - 12th Mar, 2017
Prakriti - The creative Feminine Group exhibition of Tribal paintings presented by Must Art Gallery

25th Mar - 31st Mar, 2017
Solo painting exhibition - by Vikash Kalra



01st Mar - 06th Mar, 2017
Sargam - A Group exhibition featuring works of Suhas Roy, Jogen Chowdhury, Lalu Prasad Shaw, Rabin Mandal, K.G. Subramanium, Somenath Hore, Ramananda Bandopadhyay, Sanatan Dinda, Jayshree Chakravarty, Manoj Dutta, Shuvaprasanna

07th Mar - 11th Mar, 2017
Confluence - Painting exhibition by Deepali Roongta

17th Mar - 21st Mar, 2017
Painting exhibition - by Mohit Gupta

22nd Mar - 26th Mar, 2017
Motley of Hues and Exposures - Group painting exhibition by Arun Kumar, Rakesh Kachhal, Veena Harrison and Vandana Bhagat

27th Mar - 31st Mar, 2017
Painting exhibition - by Manoj Deb



16th Mar - 18th Mar, 2017
Achromatism: Freedom from Colours - Photography exhibition by Dev Banerjee



02nd Mar, 2017
National Foundation of India - Annual programme

18th Mar, 2017
Ibadat - e - Aman Shayari - Sandeep Silas, Sufi Fusion by Kabul & Rock Veda
Timing: - 7:00pm

21st Mar - 31st Mar, 2017
Penguin Spring Fever Festival



16th Feb - 08th Mar, 2017
Metropolis - A solo photography exhibition by Martin Roemers presented by the Embassy of Netherlands, India Habitat Centre and Nazar Foundation. By 2050, 70% of the global population will be living in cities. For his series, Metropolis (2007-2015), Martin Roemers sets his sights on 22 megacities worldwide with more than ten million inhabitants in which people often live under difficult circumstances in densely populated areas.

10th Mar - 18th Apr, 2017
Celebrating Rahim - Aga Khan Trust for Culture presents an exhibition of the multi-faceted genius of Abdur Rahim Khan-i-Khanan, one of the navratans at Emperor Akbar’s court.

25th Mar - 24th Apr, 2017
Tracing Narratives - a travelling exhibition that attempts to create a lens through which one can evaluate the world of landscape design and its many meanings today, and in the near future

29th Mar - 08th Apr, 2017
The Yamuna River Project Phase I - The Najafgarh Basin A group photography exhibition by Delhi Jal Board and University of Virgina. This exhibition strives to rekindle the urban vitality and environmental dividend that accrues from the restoration of Yamuna in New Delhi.