Mentor

Sharmila Sagara

Sharmila Sagara

Sharmila Sagra with a master’s degree in sculptures from Faculty of Fine Arts , M.S. University, Vadodara has a teaching experience of more than 25 years at a graduate and post graduate level. She headed Kanoria Centre of Arts , Ahmedabad before joining CEPT University as Assistant Professor and founding faculty of Master’s programme in Art, Design & Communication at the Faculty of Humanities at CEPT University. Later she joined Ahmedabad University to develop liberal Arts Programme. She has taught Studio Modernism, Art & Architectural traditions of India, Idea: metaphysics, manifestation and materiality. She has contributed her critical reviews to art columns in art magazines, vernacular periodicals. She has conducted talks on her research Travel of an Idea: Metaphysical state to material state as well as her edited publication Ahmedabad 600: Portraits of a city in various institutes. Sharmila has curated exhibitions , art campus and hosted international exhibitions in Ahmedabad and Mumbai. At present she is associate professor at Anant National University.

Curator

Shikha Gala

Shikha Gala

As an artist, I am on a constant quest to investigate that which invigorates and stimulates. My attempt with my creative pursuit is to bring out a sense of fluidity in thought and technique, to keep experimenting, not to reach perfection, but to reach my own ever-changing truth. I completed my bachelors in Painting and master’s in art history and Aesthetics from the Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU, Vadodara. Since then, I have undertaken projects which help extend my knowledge and skill. For over 8 years, since completing my educational training, I have worn many hats as an art writer, curator, content writer, project manager, painter, furniture designer, graphic designer, and art historian. I worked as a project manager, curator and head researcher at Mumbai based experiential marketing design house called Transhuman Collective for two years, which helped me explore various technological facets within the parameters of visual arts. Following this, I worked as a furniture designer and art consultant with Vadodara based art and furniture design company called Designs 360. In my personal and professional journey, I am continuously in search of new ideas that embrace the unknown, inspire creativity and feed the soul

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