About Us

Established in 2004 by Reena and Abhijit Lath, Akar Prakar (meaning Form in all its Variations) is one of the leading galleries and promoters of Indian art today. Selected by Blouinartinfo; as amongst the top 500 galleries worldwide, since 2012, Akar Prakar has a national presence with an international footprint. Akar Prakar works with various government agencies such as the NGMA, Ministry of Culture, Lalit Kala Akademi, ICCR and Indian and International museums in promoting Indian modern and contemporary art. We have also produced books and publications on some of the major artists in collaboration with the LKA and ICCR, NGMA, Ministry of Culture, and various private organizations.

With its continuing vision to showcase significant contemporary Indian art in distinguished museums and venues across the world, last year Akar Prakar executed 4 projects in France, along with the ICCR and the embassy of India in France, under Namaste France 2016. These were Jayashree Chakravarty’s ‘Life Would Never Be the Same’, with the KNMA (Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi) at the Asiatique Museum in Nice, France; Manish Pushkale, at the Musee de Guethary; a show of Master artist SH Raza and Manish Pushkale at Baudoin Lebon, Paris, and Debanjan Roy with a residency and show at Chateau de la Napoule, France. This year, besides art showings in India of Ganesh Pyne’s rare early works, and Ganesh Haloi’s solo of recent work; Akar Prakar will present Jayashree Chakravarty showcasing her artworks at the Musee Guimet in Paris, in collaboration with the KNMA, and Ganesh Haloi will be showcased in Athens and Kassel. These projects present a wide view of the contemporary art practices in India, along with opening dialogues between countries through the language of art.

This year, Akar Prakar is launching 4 major books on Indian art and artists; Meera Mukherjee, Ganesh Pyne in collaboration with the LKA, Ganesh Haloi, and Jayashree Chakravarty, besides a volume on Indian crafts, its contemporary status with possible solutions, with Jaya Jaitley, as the guest editor for “artVarta”, our biannual magazine on arts.

Reena and Abhijit Lath
Akar Prakar