Contemporary Indian Art Gallery
Art Pilgrim, a contemporary Indian art gallery, was set up 20 years ago at Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi. Working with old masters and young contemporary artists, the gallery evolved with a distinct style and identity of its own. Large shows, successful presentations at events like the India Art Fair, a gallery in London helped the gallery build its own network and space. Today it is known for the quality of art (especially sculptures) and most importantly its integrity.
Driven by the need to empower young emerging artists, creating their future while deepening the art market at the same time, we believed that we could create great value by bringing diverse minds together, collaborating and creating a new energy and ecosystem for tomorrow – one that included artists, collectors, patrons, architects and the gallery.
The idea for Art Incept was born from this.
a comprehensive ecosystem for new generation
art collectors and patrons.
Vision for Artists
A platform that identifies, incubates and promotes artists of tomorrow. The generation of artists who in today’s time is creating discernible work and are willing to experiment with varied mediums to express their deep insights.
Vision for Art Enthusiasts
We are a forum to make art collection an inclusive phenomenon. Using tools like art appreciation workshops, interaction with artists, art tours, studio visits, workshops with existing seasoned collectors, we enable process of art collecting and appreciation an intelligent and informed concert.
Art Incept - As a Gallery
Our curators and advisors handpick emerging artists through studio visits, discussions and carefully drafted guidelines around concept, skill, expression, subject, and medium. Our focus is to mentor and guide.
The purpose is to enable artists to progress in their art practice by empowering them with the essential tools for development.
Well curated and planned shows at an external location
Ensuring artist participation in the foremost group shows across the country and abroad
A well-managed PR strategy for each of our artists
An innovative online presence
Produce exhibitions, like Transitional Spaces, that are unique in their format and bring diverse creative minds together
Presence at the India Art Fair and other international art events
Art projects -selected and exclusive projects in conjunction with architects to place customized art and installations
(The Driver and Dreamer)
While she walked into a ready art business, she wanted to do more. She felt the art market was limited to a few. The same works were seen in every house and every art fair! Young artists who were doing amazing work were getting little attention. In fact, many brilliant minds were being forced to leave their practice!
Her passion is to empower tomorrow’s artists by creating a comprehensive ecosystem for new generation artist, collectors and patrons. She believe that this generation will put Indian art on the international map! Art Incept was created as a platform that mentors them, guides, supports and showcases emerging talent.
(Senior Curatorial Advisor and Mentor)
She launched the careers of several artists and worked and showcased artists such as Himmat Shah , Valsan Kolleri , Anita Dube, Shilpa Gupta and A Balasubramaniam, Anjum Singh , Surendran Nair, Shukla Sawant etc.In 1997. She published ‘Living on the Edge’ written by Roobina Karode and host of other publications. She has designed prestigious shows of Zarina Hashmi, J. Swaminathan , Sonia Khurana ( KNMA project) and Gallery Espace- Drawing show to commemorate their silver anniversary.
She continues to work as an Exhibition Designer & Art Evaluator. Prima Kurien is also a chef specializing in Traditional Kerala Cuisine.