Announcement of Result


The Japan Foundation has been organizing the invitation program for overseas curators and, this year, invites seven young curators from India who specialize in contemporary art and its related fields such as design and photography from July 30 to August 10, 2014.(

This program is designed for the curators to gain a better understanding of Japanese contemporary art scene and its historical and social background. They will attend lectures by art professionals in Japan and visit art museums and exhibitions and meet their peers in Tokyo and other cities such as Kanazawa, Osaka, Kyoto, and Nagoya.

Taking this opportunity, we will hold the open seminar and the curators will make presentations of artistic activities in several Indian cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, and Kochi. Please do not miss this chance to get known with the diverse art scene in India. This seminar is being organised in Tokyo, Japan on 8th August, 2014.


Open Seminar “Art Scene in India: Delhi, Mumbai, Kochi and more”


August 8, 2014 6:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m.
(Doors open at 6:00 p.m.)


JFIC Hall [Sakura], The Japan Foundation

(4-4-1 Yotsuya, Shinjuku, Tokyo)


English (Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation)

How to sign up

Please e-mail or fax your name, email address, and occupation with the subject line “Open Seminar India”.


(When sending e-mail, please enter a half-width character “@” instead of a full-width character “@.”)

FAX: +81-(0)3-5369-6038

*Please sign up by Monday, August 4.

*A reply will be sent to you only if all seats are booked up, otherwise please come to the seminar as scheduled.

Seating capacity


Admission Free

Participating Curators

  • Gitanjali Dang (Research Associate, Zurich University of Arts, Institute for Contemporary Art Research) [Mumbai]
  • Neelima Jeychandran (Chief Curator, Artstyx) [Kochi]
  • Srajana Jayant Kaikini (Independent curator / writer) [Bangalore]
  • Mayank Kaul (Director, MMK Design Advisors Pvt. Ltd.) [New Delhi]
  • Ruchi Kumar (Assistant Curator, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi) [New Delhi]
  • Anannya Mehtta (Assistant Curator, Devi Art Foundation) [New Delhi]
  • Rishi Singhal (Coordinator of Photography Design, National Institute of Design)[Ahmedabad