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!



29th Sep - 03rd Oct, 2023
Sixteen - III - A group exhibition of paintings, drawings, ceramics, graphics and sculptures by Raiyyaz Rashid Khan, Pankaj Saroj, Hem Jyotika, Dr Deepak Kumar Ambuj, Rajesh Kumar Tanwar, Maitreyi Nandi, Ashwani Kumar, Arup Kumar Biswas, Ram Jeewan, Sanjeev Kumar, Lalit Bhartiya, Lalit Pant, Indu Tripathi, Angelica Basak, Alpana Mahajan. 

18th Oct - 27th Oct, 2023
Carpets from the ancient Silk Roads - History, Mystery, Story and Beauty - An exhibition of rare tribal carpets from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Dagestan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and various Kurdish enclaves.

29th Oct - 31st Oct, 2023
Oct Colourswipes - A Solo painting exhibition by Sharmila Thapar.



02nd Oct - 05th Oct, 2023
Nirbhaya (निर्भय) A group painting exhibition by various artists.

07th Oct - 10th Oct, 2023
Pehchaan - A Solo Painting Exhibition by Remi Poddar.

12th Oct - 17th Oct, 2023
Celestial Symphony - A solo painting exhibition by Prithpal Singh Sethi.

19th Oct - 22nd Oct, 2023
Patram Revisited - Delhi Craft Council presents a group exhibition featuring multiple artisans from across India who work on terracotta (glazed and unglazed), wood, metal, bamboo, coconut, cotton, rattan, sitalpati, sabai grass, and other fibres.

27th Oct - 31st Oct, 2023
Witnessing Disasters - A solo Exhibition of Photographs by Anshu Gupta, Magsaysay Awardee, Founder Goonj & Gram Swabhimaan.