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!



02nd Apr - 08th Apr, 2017
The Chamba Rumal: Life to a Dying Art - A group exhibition of artists & embroiderers from Chamba, Himachal Pradesh - Revival project of Delhi Crafts Council

09th Apr - 11th Apr, 2017

14th Apr - 22nd Apr, 2017
Crash: At the Bottom of The Pyramid - A Solo painting exhibition by Joan Marie Kelly

25th Apr - 30th Apr, 2017
Exhibition - A group painting, photography & sculpture



01st Apr - 05th Apr, 2017
Respecting Duality - Aanondo A solo painting exhibition by Gouri Shankar

06th Apr - 13th Apr, 2017
Phulkari Mela IV 1469 - presents a group exhibition of Punjab and Phulkari - art installations, ceramics, jute, metal

14th Apr - 17th Apr, 2017
Enlightenment - Group exhibition by Manju Singh, Irfan Khan, Qaseem Farooqi

18th Apr - 21st Apr, 2017
Symphony of Nature - A solo ceramic exhibition by Uma Sawhny

22nd Apr - 24th Apr, 2017
In Memoriam - A solo paintings exhibition by Ranjan Chakraborty

25th Apr - 27th Apr, 2017
Views from Planet Autism 2017 - Artists on Autism Spectrum presents a painting exhibition.

28th Apr - 30th Apr, 2017
नुमाइश / NUMAAISH A Photographic Journey by Pixels - Hansraj College Photography Society



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.