eindiaartfestival.com (eIAF), the online art fair is a version of India Art Festival – a modern and contemporary art fair hosted every year at New Delhi and Mumbai since 2011. India Art Festival (IAF) during its four days art festival displays more than 3000 artworks  – paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, figurative & semi-abstract art, landscapes, portraits, photography, ceramics, lithographs and installations by master Indian artists as well as young emerging artists. All these artworks displayed in 150 booths in the live India Art Festival are available here at the biggest online art fair eindiaartfestival.com to buy Indian art online for IAF visitors.

Every year, around fifty art galleries and 500+ artists from Asian sub-continent participate in the art festival whose artworks are now available for sale online at eindiaartfestival.com. eIAF has transformed the four days India art festival into the year around an online art fair, bringing the experience of strolling through the rows of India Art Festival, viewing & buying artworks online. Through eindiaartfestival.com, many visitors who could not visit India Art Festival at Mumbai or Delhi can now participate in this gala celebration of contemporary Indian art online.

IAF Management

RajendraDirector, eindiaartfestival.com, Founder, India Art Festival
Editor, Art Journal, Vice-President, The Bombay Art Society

Rajendra is the founder and managing director of the eIndia Art Festival, a modern and contemporary art fair in India. He has edited the Bombay Art Society’s Art Journal from 2004 to 2009; He is also the editor and publisher of Indian Contemporary Art Journal, a quarterly art magazine published since 2009. It is published by Kalavishkar, an institution he heads. He has been on the managing committee of the Bombay Art Society for the last ten years and has also served on the management committee of the Artists’s Centre. Rajendra has written extensively on contemporary art and had contributed to Mumbai Sakal, Tarun Bharat, LokPrabha, Nandan, Metropolis, Every Tuesday, Art India, Creative Mind and Art & Deal, among other magazines and newspapers. Currently, he is the Vice-President of the Bombay Art Society.

Minakshi PatilHon. Director

Minakshi Patil, holds Masters degree in Marathi Literature & Aesthetics with gold medal from Mumbai University. She explores the synthesis of various mediums and their creative synergy. She has experimented
with  the fusion of visual art, poetry and music, how they respond to each other and if one has the abiding influence on the other. Minakshi has conceptualised and presented many fusion shows bringings the the musicians, writers, poets, artists on one platform. She has been creating symphonic cocktail of visual art, poetry and music at the fusion show organised at India Art Festival as a part of extended collateral program.

Minakshi, an accomplished poet, artist, writer and filmmaker manoeuvres between multiple disciplines with ease.  Many of her documentary and short films received critical acclaime including short film ‘Social impact of climate change’ which has been selected by World Bank  in a top 15 documentaries from hundred and fifty other entries received from world over for their competition. The poetry collection ‘Is it in your DNA’, Proverbs and saying in Khandeshi dialect – a social study, thesis on ‘Devotional Music’ for Directorate of cultural affairs, Maharashtra State – are her few published literary works amonst others. Minakshi is writing poems, essays, critical reviews through various newspapers and literary magazines since 1995. Her poems are part of senior college curriculum of SNDT University, Mumbai.

Advisory Board

eindiaartfestival.com is an initiative of India Art Festival(IAF). IAF is a collaborative effort, as it was launched in 2011. Dr. Saryu Doshi, Late Prafulla Dahanukar, Anupa Mehta, current managing director Rajendra, Ranjit Hoskote has been part of IAF advisory board since the inception. The other distinguished members including Arpana Caur, Nisha Jamvwal, Subhash Awachat, Siddharth Tagore, Sara Arakkal, Avni Rao, Dr Deepak Kannal has been asociated with IAF advisory board from time and again.

Dr Saryu DoshiPresident

Dr Saryu Doshi, research scholar and art historian have had the honour of serving as a first woman editor of MARG Publication. She was a visiting professor at the University of Michigan, USA (1976). She was also the part of teaching board of University of Pune(1978) and University of California(1979). As an editor of MARG publication, Dr Doshi edited 15 issues during her tenure as editor till 1986. She has also been appointed the honorary director of NGMA, Mumbai and has curated thirteen exhibitions for National Gallery of Modern Art. She was the protem-chairman of Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi from 1999 till 2002. In 1998, government of India has honoured Dr. Saryu Doshi with Padma-Shree award. She was also conferred a ‘Women achiever’ award by Bombay West Ladies circle in 2001. The Art Society of India in 2006 recognised the yeomen services of Dr. Saryu Doshi and honoured her with Life-Time Award in 2006. Dr. Saryu Doshi has penned seven books, three as a co-author. At present, she is the committee member of Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, New Delhi.

Ranjit HoskoteConvenor, IAF Conversations

Ranjit Hoskote, a curator, poet and cultural theorist is an author of 30 books, that includes Vanishing Acts: New & Selected Poems(1985-2005) published in 2006 by Penguin publication,  Central Time (Penguin/ Viking, 2014), and the monographs Zinny & Maidagan: Compartment/ Das Abteil (Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt/ Walther König, 2010) and Atul Dodiya (Prestel, 2014). Please visit http://indiaartfestival.com/about-us.html

Late Prafulla DahanukarChairperson, India Art Festival (2011 – 2014 till she passed away in March 2014)

Prafulla Dahanukar (1934-2014) born in 1934 graduated from Sir J J School of Art with gold medal in 1955. She studied fine art at Ecole de Beaux Arts and Atelier 17, Paris in 1961 on the scholarship from Government of France to study fine art. She had held many solo exhibitions and participated in close to hundred group exhibitions. Late Prafulla Dahanukar was closely associated with the Bombay art society, Artists’ centre, and Art Society of India, Mumbai. She was also appointed to the committee of Kala Akademi Goa for 30 years and represented Maharashtra at Lalit Kala Academy(1974 -79). She served for 45 years as the member of Jehangir Art Gallery Selection committee.

Prafulla Dahanukar was a walking-institution who had a studio at Bhulabhai Memorial Institute, a place for artistes studio where creative activities were at the peak in the 1960s. The idea of India Art Festival was first proposed by Late Prafulla Dahanukar in the office of Bombay Art Society, Jehangir Art Gallery after one of the society meetings; she was the president of the Bombay Art Society then.