Vidya Shivadas | Director
Vidya Shivadas is a curator based in New Delhi. She completed her Masters in Art Criticism from Faculty of Fine Arts, M S University, Vadodara in 2000. She worked for more than a decade at the Vadehra Art Gallery before taking on the role of FICA Director in 2011. She has curated a number of exhibitions at the Vadehra Art Gallery since 2002 as well as guest curated exhibitions at Devi Art Foundation, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Edinburgh Art Festival and Serendipity Arts Festival. In 2007, she was invited to participate in the educational programming for Documenta 12 from May to September 2007 in Kassel, Germany. In 2009, she received the Asian Art Archive’s Research Grant for her research on the development of art critics in India from post-independence period to the present day. In 2018 she participated in a curatorial residency programme offered by the Kunstsammlung NRW, Dusseldorf in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut.
Shivadas is Visiting Faculty at School of Culture and Creative Expressions, Ambedkar University Delhi since 2013 as well as faculty for the Post Graduate Diploma in Modern & Contemporary Indian Art & Curatorial Studies at Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai between 2013 and 2017.
Roshini Vadehra | Fundraising
Roshini Vadehra is the Director of Vadehra Art Gallery. She has a B.A. in Business Administration from Boston University and has studied Art and Its Market at Sotheby’s. Roshini facilitated the opening of Vadehra’s gallery space in Okhla in 2005 which has held importantexhibitions by artists such as Atul Dodiya, Baiju Parthan, Arpita Singh, Rameshwar Broota and Anju Dodiya. She was actively involved in forging apartnership with Grosvenor Gallery, London, to set up Grosvenor Vadehra in 2006. Grosvenor Vadehra has held several Indian art exhibitions in London and reciprocally held exhibitions of Western Masters Delhi such as Pablo Picasso in 2006 and Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon in 2007. Roshini focuses on fundraisinginitiatives for FICA.
Parul Vadehra | Public Relations
Parul Vadehra graduated from Boston University's College of Communication with a Bachelor of Science in Communication with a major in Public Relations and specialization in Women’s Studies. After working at well-known public relations and communication firms, both in Boston and New Delhi, Parul moved on to join Vadehra Art Gallery in 2007, where she is involved in the management and programming for its five gallery and bookstore spaces. She is also actively involved in the NGO Love & Care, which works in areas including healthcare, education and community development in over 80 slums in Delhi. Parul has been active in the coordination of FICA programming and will focus on public relations for the foundation.
Sukanya Deb | Programme Officer
Sukanya, has a BA in Art History with English Literature from the University of Buckingham, and an MA in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths, London. She writes on arts and culture and has been published in Mail Today, The Quietus, AQNB, and Temporary Art Review, amongst others. She has received the Esmée Fairbairn scholarship for History of Art (2013-15) and the Goldsmiths International Scholarship (2016-17). Sukanya is responsible for developing the FICA Reading Room in terms of its collection, and interface with the public through programmes, events and workshops, and developing, archiving and administering the annual programmes, grants and workshops at FICA..
Annalisa Mansukhani | Programme Officer
Annalisa read history for her undergraduate degree from St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi, and has a Master’s in art history from Nalanda University. As a Sahapedia-UNESCO Project Fellow (2017-2018), she documented religion and religious thought in Rajgir, Bihar, contextualising memory, myth and oral traditions within the idea of a living archive. She created and managed the archive of the Kochi Biennale Foundation, and also coordinated the Art Mediation programme for the biennale’s fourth edition in 2018-2019. She is particularly interested in the intersections of histories of the archive and photography, semantics of affect and trauma in poetry, and the curatorial dynamics of photographs within spaces of exhibition.