THE LIBRARY

A Voyage through South Asian Modern & Contemporary Visual Arts
ASAP’s free online directory aims to promote connection and collaboration between individuals and arts organisations - from commercial galleries and public art institutions to foundations and funding bodies in South Asia and across the globe.

Below we have curated a series of lists providing more information on artists and events taking place in the South Asia region alongside an extensive library of resources for those wishing to expand and deepen their knowledge.

GALLERIES (GLOBAL)


Commercial Art Galleries in South Asia
Over the past few decades, artists from the South Asian countries of Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have grown in prominence in the global art market, attracting attention from some of the world’s most important commercial galleries. This list details artists who are currently represented by international galleries for the purpose of research and cross-border collaboration.

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GALLERIES (REGIONAL)


Commercial Art Gallery that represent South Asian Artists
The sales of modern and contemporary art in South Asia have grown exponentially over the past few decades. Before 1947 there were only a few commercial galleries exhibiting in the region, now there are dozens. This list details commercial galleries based in the countries of Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka where you can buy the work of regional artists.

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GALLERIES (GLOBAL)


Commercial Art Galleries in South Asia
Over the past few decades, artists from the South Asian countries of Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have grown in prominence in the global art market, attracting attention from some of the world’s most important commercial galleries. This list details artists who are currently represented by international galleries for the purpose of research and cross-border collaboration.

COMING SOON

GALLERIES (REGIONAL)


Commercial Art Gallery that represent South Asian Artists
The sales of modern and contemporary art in South Asia have grown exponentially over the past few decades. Before 1947 there were only a few commercial galleries exhibiting in the region, now there are dozens. This list details commercial galleries based in the countries of Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka where you can buy the work of regional artists.

COMING SOON

PUBLIC EVENTS


Modern & Contemporary Art Public Events in South Asia
With the rise of regional and international interest in modern and contemporary South Asian visual arts, many major public events have sprouted up in the countries of Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. These events, included in the list below, are dedicated to promoting the arts of South Asia and its diaspora while also bringing international artists to new audiences.

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MUSEUMS


Modern & Contemporary Art Museums in South Asia
Many museums in the countries of Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka house impressive collections of modern and contemporary art from South Asia and its diaspora which are on display for the public alongside historical artefacts. These museums, detailed in the list below, offer an important insight into South Asian art history as well as the contemporary art landscape of the region.

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PUBLIC EVENTS


Modern & Contemporary Art Public Events in South Asia
With the rise of regional and international interest in modern and contemporary South Asian visual arts, many major public events have sprouted up in the countries of Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. These events, included in the list below, are dedicated to promoting the arts of South Asia and its diaspora while also bringing international artists to new audiences.

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MUSEUMS


Modern & Contemporary Art Museums in South Asia
Many museums in the countries of Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka house impressive collections of modern and contemporary art from South Asia and its diaspora which are on display for the public alongside historical artefacts. These museums, detailed in the list below, offer an important insight into South Asian art history as well as the contemporary art landscape of the region.

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INSTITUTIONS


Not-for-Profit Institutions & Art Foundations in South Asia
With the rise of interest in modern and contemporary South Asian visual arts in the countries of Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, several art institutions and para institutions have been founded to expand on the existing canon. This marks an important shift in the South Asian visual arts landscape, providing not only space for artists, but also for collaboration with curators, researchers, writers and other art professionals. Many of these art spaces, detailed in the list below, also exhibit international artists to attract global audiences and promote cross-cultural dialogue.

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GRANTS


Grants in South Asia
We offer a variety of grants specifically catered to art professionals of the South Asia region, including curators, researchers, writers and other individuals working within arts organisations. While we are sadly unable to provide grants to all of our applicants, there are several other organisations which offer funding to the artistic community of South Asia. This list provides further information on these organisations and their various opportunities.

COMING SOON
Please note these lists are not exhaustive and have been curated by the ASAP team. We are always looking to expand our information and knowledge base. If you feel we have missed out on any important entities within these lists, please email us at [email protected]

INSTITUTIONS


Not-for-Profit Institutions & Art Foundations in South Asia
With the rise of interest in modern and contemporary South Asian visual arts in the countries of Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, several art institutions and para institutions have been founded to expand on the existing canon. This marks an important shift in the South Asian visual arts landscape, providing not only space for artists, but also for collaboration with curators, researchers, writers and other art professionals. Many of these art spaces, detailed in the list below, also exhibit international artists to attract global audiences and promote cross-cultural dialogue.

COMING SOON

GRANTS


Grants in South Asia
We offer a variety of grants specifically catered to art professionals of the South Asia region, including curators, researchers, writers and other individuals working within arts organisations. While we are sadly unable to provide grants to all of our applicants, there are several other organisations which offer funding to the artistic community of South Asia. This list provides further information on these organisations and their various opportunities.

COMING SOON

Please note these lists are not exhaustive and have been curated by the ASAP team. We are always looking to expand our information and knowledge base. If you feel we have missed out on any important entities within these lists, please email us at [email protected]