The awe-inducing artworks of several artists who recently won The Arts Family Awards are on display at Noida’s Anant Art Gallery until March 23. The winners of The Arts Family (TAF) Emerging Artist Award were announced in early March.
TAF is based in London but it originated in Delhi as an independent non-profit initiative connecting the global community of artists, gallerists, writers, curators, collectors and other art market professionals interested in Contemporary and Modern arts.
The awardees were picked out of twenty short-listed candidates for the second edition of the TAF Emerging Artist Award – South Asia 2023. Around 1,000 applications were received – a 25 percent increase compared with the Award’s inaugural year in 2021 – with works in painting, sculpture, photography, textile, digital and other art forms.
The shortlist and winners were selected by a jury comprising high-profile professionals in the arts of South Asia who are leaders in their field and comprise: Lekha Poddar (Devi Art Foundation, Founder), Julia Hutt (ex-Curator V & A Museum, London), Amit Kumar Jain (Director, Anant Art Gallery), Malini Roy (Head of Visual Arts, British Library), Shanti Panchal (Master British Indian Artist) and Neha Jaiswal (Founder, The Arts Family).
“We are honored and privileged to be able to draw upon the collective knowledge and deep understanding of art from South Asia through our high profile jury”, said TAF founder, Neha Jaiswal.
The TAF Emerging Artist Award was started in April 2021 with the aim of promoting young talented artists from South Asia internationally and giving them a wider platform to showcase artistic talent from the region.
“We have been very excited by the positive response we have been receiving from artists, gallerists and curators throughout the last year. During the summer months, we have been busy reviewing around 1,000 artist applications”, said TAF Founder, Neha Jaiswal.
When: Until March 23
Where: Anant Art Gallery, A 21, Sector 5, Noida