28th January - 31st January, 2016
NSIC Exhibition Grounds, New Delhi
Founded in 2008 in New Delhi, India Art Fair is a platform to sustain the artistic aspirations of the city with the opportunity it deserves. It is a significant event for the arts in the region, attracting artists, curators, gallery owners, collectors, museum directors, art enthusiasts and extensive media from around the world. Over its six editions, the art fair has shown in excess of 400 galleries and 4000 artists, highlighting its contribution to the promotion of art among a range of stakeholders and across the subcontinent.

The art fair has an extensive schedule that includes a comprehensive series of artistic projects, this year curated by Artistic Director Girish Shahane, integrated in conjunction with the renowned Speakers’ Forum, bringing a diverse range of high profile industry speakers and thought leaders to the fair. Additionally, the fair plays host to a variety of art book stores, new restaurant spaces, curated walks, performance art, live music and an increasingly prolific series of Collateral Events across New Delhi and across India.
Speakers' Forum
The Speaker's Forum has a larger mandate than the conferences of most art fairs, because of the relatively underdeveloped discourse around art in India. The packed venues seen at previous conferences testify to the eagerness of the Indian audience to engage with issues affecting visual arts in the region and the world. In keeping with its wide mandate, the Speaker's Forum of IAF 2015 covers the entire range of stakeholders in the visual arts, devoting panels to art criticism, curating, collecting, patronage, and cultural policy. A new development this year is the integration of the Forum with the special art projects. Ten of the artists creating work for the fair's noncommercial section also feature as speakers, creating a strong link between the discursive and experiential aspects of the fair. The Forum also underlines IAF's renewed emphasis on South Asia and neighbouring regions.
Programmed by: Girish Shahane, Artistic Director, India Art Fair 2015
Speakers' Forum Schedule 2016 (Coming Soon)
Speakers' List -2016 (Coming Soon)
Collateral Events
Special programmes are planned in the days leading up to the art fair by prominent arts and cultural institutions across Delhi. These include major art galleries, museums, private collectors, Embassies and not for profit organizations, who all play host to a multitude of collateral events transforming the city into a cultural hub.
Collateral Events Schedule 2016 (Coming Soon)
(This schedule does not include the ‘by invitation’ events which are exclusively for our VIP Programme)
Art Projects
The 7th edition of India Art Fair will showcase specially designed Art Projects presenting the most stimulating contemporary practices in visual arts. This dimension of the art fair will enable visitors to engage and connect with thought-provoking art interventions at the fair venue, with some works custom built specially for the art fair. The Art Projects will feature highly impressive works of key artists including large-scale installations, site-specific sculptures and multi-media installations.
Art Projects 2016 (Coming Soon)
Spotlight Series
As a supplement to its well-known Speaker's Forum, the India Art Fair this year introduces a programme of events and discussions called the Spotlight Series. While each of the Speaker's Forum panels consists of four to five participants tackling expansive subjects, the Spotlight Series has a smaller number of speakers in each session, a shorter duration, and focuses on individual artists, institutions, and publications. Scheduled to be held at the Yes Bank Lounge, the Spotlight Series is a strong programme in its own right, with luminaries such as Arpita Singh, Prof. B. N. Goswamy, Monica Narula, and Prof. Mushirul Hasan scheduled to speak.
Spotlight Series Schedule 2016 (Coming Soon)
Curated Walks
These dedicated tours are curated by our curated walks partner Artsome, a one-stop resource for information on Modern and Contemporary Art in the region. Guided tours led by trained art aficionados well-versed with the artworks on display will offer a unique opportunity to the visitors to get an insightful and cohesive experience of the fair. On offer for visitors from 30th January to 1st February 2015 free of charge, these curated walks are open to both individuals and groups of visitors. Five walks will be held three times a day at 2:30, 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. on 30th, 31st Jan and 1st February. The duration of the each walk is 40 minutes and the starting point for each will be the Information Desk. The walks have been thematically conceptualised so as to be interrelated, contributing and leading up to each other, titled “The World goes Pop!", "Who made Indian Art modern?", "Contextualising Contemporary Art", "Looking Beyond the Canvas" and "Exploring Art Projects". The curated walks will enhance the overall experience of the fair for an ever-growing audience from India and abroad. Artsome is also organising customised curated walks for private groups and individuals at the fair. For more information contact: info@artsome.com
Past Catalogues
View our archive for catalogues from previous editions of India Art Fair.
6th Edition
5th Edition
4th Edition
3rd Edition
2nd Edition
1st Edition
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