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About The Show

Ever been to an Art show and felt completely lost? Maybe stepped into a conversation about art only to realize you have nothing to say? Or may be asked a question that you later regretted?

Well guess what – you are not the first one to have said yes to all three questions but from now on that’s all going to change as Gallery Nature Morte's co-directors, Aparajita Jain and Peter Nagy will deconstruct the inner workings of contemporary Indian Art world for you - in this 'Art Insider' series.


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Aparajita Jain went to school in Kolkata and Mumbai and completed her BA in psychology from St. Xaviers College, Mumbai. In 2005 she founded Seven Art, a niche gallery set up to support and show case young artists with cutting edge practices from India, on the international stage. At Seven Art she did over 35 shows, including the first ever Indian contemporary art show in China (MOCA - Shanghai). Her artists represented India for the first time in the Lisbon Biennale. Artists like Asim Waqif and Aakash Nihalani were discovered and nutured by Seven Art. Asim was one of the youngest Indian artists to show at the Palais De Tokyo and soon, alongside Subodh Gupta will be representing India in a show at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

In 2012 she bought a controlling interest in Nature Morte, India’s leading contemporary art gallery and in a short time has been instrumental in re-positioning Nature Morte as India’s leading contemporary art gallery. Aparajita also started Saat Saath Arts - a non-profit organization designed to raise awareness of art in India. Its first project, ARTTIGER, brought together 56 of India’s leading business houses to contribute to the cause of the endangered Tiger in India, and facilitated the donation of public artworks by renowned Indian artists to spaces across the country.

Aparajita is on the board of Tate's South Asian Acquisition Committee. She has given talks on Art on different platforms like YFLO and YPO. Aparajita was listed as one of the 50 icons of Indian Art by Platform, and was featured in and played an active role in the Vogue Women Empowerment Endeavour. Aparajita continues to play a key role in encouraging collaborations between prestigious museums, private collections, public institutions and corporate houses, with the objective of promoting Indian contemporary art within the country and internationally.





Peter Nagy: In 1997, US-born artist Peter Nagy managed to successfully revive a curatorial experiment first begun in 1982, in New York’s East Village that had momentarily ended in 1988. The establishment of Nature Morte in the multi-level space in Neeti Bagh, South Delhi, in 2003 was a game-changing moment for the Indian Contemporary Art scene, with Nagy ushering his artist’s careers to previously unimaginable heights, championing conceptual, lens-based, experimental, new media-based work and representing the then emerging generation of contemporary artists, including Subodh Gupta, Anita Dube, Bharti Kher, and Pushpamala N., all over the world.

Recognized as the first Indian gallery to showcase at leading international art fairs, like The Armory Show in New York, avatars of Nature Morte have existed in Berlin (2008-2014), Calcutta (BosePacia Kolkata, 2006-2009), and at the Oberoi Gurgaon hotel (2011-2014). For years, Nagy had partnered with the New York-based BosePacia Gallery, set up by Arani and Shumita Bose. In 2013, Aparajita Jain, founder of the New Delhi-based Seven Art Limited, came on board as a partner with Nagy and became co-director of Nature Morte, revitalising the gallery with a renewed vision and focus.


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