India Art Festival (IAF) a contemporary art fair held annually in November at New Delhi, January at Mumbai & April at Bengaluru, is the only art fair hosted in three metro-cities in India. IAF 2022 New Delhi edition entering in to its sixth edition is scheduled from Jan 06 to 09, 2022 at Constitution Club of India, Rafi Marg, New Delhi. This is the only art fair held in India in which major and mid-level art galleries with independent emerging artists celebrate contemporary art every year under one roof. The Bengaluru edition of India Art Festival is scheduled from 21 to 24 April 2022 at CKP Art Complex and Mumbai edition is to be hosted from 26 to 29 May 2022 at Nehru Centre, Mumbai.
Every year, IAF features close to 50 art galleries from Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmadabad, Jaipur and few overseas countries like Canada, UK, UAE, Sri Lanka, Israel, Qatar, and Singapore. The artists pavilion features more than 300 independent artists from 40 different cities from India and overseas countries. Art galleries and Independent artists participate with wide range of artworks that include paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, digital prints, video art and all other forms of visual art done in various mediums in more than 150 booths. IAF is a social platform for visual artists and art galleries in India. IAF endavours to fulfil its social responsibility of “democratizing the very art presentation, art viewing and buying process by mingling less articulate rural artists with the metro-bred urban artists and bringing out the very art buying process from the confines of conventional art spaces”.
During covid pandemic, our commitment as a cultural organiser compelled us to find the alternative way to ‘showcase’ art and reach to arts audiences in the safe environment of their homes and offices. The virtual edition of India Art Festival at www.indiaartfest.in creates incredible experience of viewing art in 3D booth with immersive experience, features to chat with participating art galleries and artists, and online buying. Now between little lull in COVID pandemic waves, we are returning from the virtual world to real world of art festival editions at Venues.