Established in 2012, Art Centrix Space is the voice of contemporary artistic thought, reflective of the vision, understanding and aesthetic sensibilities of the Indian subcontinent. It is a visual testimony to the timeless interplay of imagination, imagery and transformative visual experiences. Renowned curators and art critics like Premjish Achari, Anushka Rajendran, Uma Nair, Rahul Kumar & Georgina Maddox have curated and written for our shows and are in constant dialogue through our Matrix programme to further their artist practice through pedagogy and current concerns. We have over 30 curated shows in the past 10 years and have 10 gallery represented artists whose works we have consistently shown at India Art Fair editions of 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022 & 2023.
In 2022, we celebrated our 10th anniversary with our most important show ‘The Circle of Life’ which was curated by Alnoor Mitha from Manchester who is credited with curating the solo show of Anish Kapoor, one of the most important Indian artists of our times. It was a specially momentous occasion for us as it brought together our gallery represented artists with some of the most formidable Indian artists of our time like Ranbir kaleka, Ravinder Reddy, Riyas Komu, HG Arunkumar and Gigi Scaria.
An important milestone just before this was the expansion of the gallery premises into its current space - a unique 3500 square feet space in a stunningly landscaped 2.5 acres environment in the heart of South Delhi. We remain committed to provide the urgent stimulus needed for artistic and curatorial practices and create an even larger platform for collaborative exhibition-making in New Delhi, the hub for Indian contemporary art. The vision of supporting and nurturing young and mid career artists with a special focus on vernacular voices - the best art from different regions within India is integral to Art Centrix Space. The expanded vision of Art Centrix Space is to work towards the development of South-Asian artistic practices through exchanges, programs and curatorial interventions, to generate larger associations, visibility and viewership while broadening the territory of Indian contemporary art.
We are committed to investing in our artists for the long term based on shared values and trust to create internationally recognised contemporary Indian narrative for both artists and collectors to cherish equally. Our gallery represented artists’ works have been placed in very very important private collections in India. They have been recognised at Indian and international platforms in Australia, Germany, Italy and the UK, their work has also been supported by veteran art collectors in India, USA, Netherlands, UK and Singapore among others. As patrons to the Kochi-Muziris Biennale since 2018, we provide stimulus to artists in finding their voice. We support and showcase art that is at once sensory, perceptive, contemporary and intellectual to propel localised artistic concerns towards a global platform.
Monica Jain is the Curator-Director of Art Centrix Space. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from College of Art, Tilak Marg, New Delhi and a Masters of Arts in Art History from the National Museum Institute, National Museum, Janpath, New Delhi. Her final dissertation was a research on the Role of Mythology in 20th century Western Art under the guidance of Prof. Roobina Kharode, the present Director of the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi. She has studied art under doyens like Dr Lolita Nehru and Dr Jyotindra Jain among others. She has had the good fortune to have grown up and learned art management under her uncle Padamshri OP Jain, the former convenor of INTACH and founder of Sanskriti, Anandagram, New Delhi. As an artist, she has trained under renowned sculptor KS Radhakrishnan. She has curated some 30 shows in the past 10 years, written articles on art for publications like Ideal Homes during 2017-18. She has been a patron of the Kochi Biennale Foundation since 2018.