Delhi Art Week is back with its Third Edition which kicks off in the capital on December 01, 2023

A Week-Long Celebration of Modern and Contemporary Art in New Delhi

Delhi Art Week (DAW) is an independent and inclusive non-profit initiative that aims to bring together private and public art institutions to raise awareness, educate and focus attention on modern and contemporary art in New Delhi, India. The key goal of this collaborative initiative is to strengthen ties between art organizations and art lovers and encourage patronage.

Now in its third edition, Delhi Art Week continues to build upon the momentum of its previous iterations, highlighting the rich and diverse visual arts scene in the capital city for patrons, art enthusiasts, and casual visitors. Across four art zones, over 20 galleries will be showcasing exhibitions across diverse mediums and themes. DAW has also joined hands with partnering institutes such as NGMA, Bikaner House, The Partition Museum and Dara Shukoh Cultural Hub, ST+ART, KNMA, Alliance Francaise de Delhi and Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, and more to design a range of diverse programming to engage with the audience.

Throughout the week, a wide range of programming is offered by galleries, public and private museums, as well as national and international foundations, providing an opportunity for engagement with various aspects of the arts ecosystem.

The city has been divided into 4 art zones, where one can find clusters of galleries and institutions listed in each Zone. This makes it easier for visitors to access and navigate through the city’s gallery and museum network.

In addition to galleries and institutions showcasing their programs physically within their own spaces, Delhi Art Week 2023 features several events which are aimed at engaging meaningfully with the audience.

Some of the key highlights of this edition are:


  • As part of “Jatin Das – A Retrospective: 1963-2023”, NGMA is hosting a book launch of the exhibition book on December 2, where the artist will be in conversation with actress and daughter Nandita Das.
  • The DAG will take art enthusiasts to the walkthrough of its seminal exhibition “Iconic Masterpieces of Indian Modern Art” which will also include a book launch and introduction to the accompanying book on December 1.


  • The Heart of Art in Delhi is a talk series presented in collaboration with the India Art Fair and the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) in Delhi. The talks are scheduled from December 9 to 10 at NGMA. From examining the existing infrastructure for art in the city to examining the evolution of art writing, these talks would dissect various facets of the art world.
  • KNMA and DAW are hosting the talk Museums of 21st Century- Inclusivity, Accessibility, Engagement and Performing Arts on December 2.
  • One of India’s finest artists Jatin Das will be in conversation with Ina Puri on December 2.
  • DAG is hosting a panel discussion on Indian Perspectives of the Three Durbars on December 9.


  • St+Art will take viewers on a mesmerising walk at Lodhi Art District on December 2 and December 9, respectively.
  • Gallery Espace has a walkthrough with the artist Karl Antao of his exhibition Rooted Spine, which is part of the DAW, on December 2.
  • Art Alive has a walkthrough of the exhibition Immersive Infinities with the curator, Kristine Michael on December 5.


  • A film series at NGMA delves deeper into the history of contemporary art, providing context and perspective on the current art landscape. Films chronicling the lives and artistic oeuvre of some of India’s greatest artists and creative thinkers, such as Amrita Sher-Gill, Rabindranath Tagore and some printmaking artists will also be screened on December 9 and 10, respectively.

Delhi Art Week 2023 starts December 1, 2023, and continues until December 10, 2023. DAW’s website and Instagram pages serve as additional resources for those interested in engaging with Delhi’s art scene.

Tariq Allana, Associate Director, Art Heritage; Sunaina Anand, Director, Art Alive Gallery and Reena Lath, Director, Akar Prakar share, “Each successive edition of Delhi Art Week offers an opportunity for us to address various challenges related to raising awareness about Indian art within our city. By collaborating as a community of galleries and institutions and partnering with organizations such as the Indian Art Fair and the NGMA, the third edition of Delhi Art Week aims to provide exposure and convenient access to the very best of modern and contemporary art. It also strives to promote dialogue within and beyond the art community. As an initiative, Delhi Art Week has learned the valuable lesson from the COVID-19 pandemic that not only is it possible to work together with a collective response, but it also establishes a strong foundation for building a vibrant and sustainable future for Indian art on a global scale.”

Delhi Art Week was conceived of as a result of the dramatic changes brought about in the art world because of the COVID-19 pandemic, one of which was the cancellation of many art fairs, including the India Art Fair in 2021, and the identification by many galleries that working together rather than in isolation was the call of the times. Thus, in April 2021, Delhi Art Week brought together an unprecedented number of galleries, museums and cultural institutions and foundations to highlight the richness of the visual arts scene in New Delhi, India.

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