Founders

Arka Art Trust founded by artists Anand Prabhudesai, Nilesh Kinkale & Ratnadeep Adivrekar.

Brief Information of few of our important programs

In 2011 we had organised the Konkan Art Exhibition which attracted more than 5 lakh people. The show presented 100 artists ranging from works over 150 years old to contemporary. It was hailed by the media as well as the public. Arka held a very successful Art film festival inviting top film-makers from India and abroad together with Laurent Bregeat, Vishwanath Math, Nrupen Madhvani. In 2013, Arka Art Trust presented "JJ-90s Time of Change" a landmark exhibition of 35 top most contemporary artists including Jitish Kallat, Riyas Komu, Justin Ponmany were participating giving an opportunity to students as well as art connoisseurs to see and document the foundations and progress of the artist. The second in series "JJ 80s - A Juncture of Relevance & Reverence" exhibition, this curated art show showcased works of students passed out through this school of art in the decade of 80's, pioneered in the contemporary scene of our nation and internationally. The decade has seen the most creative and strong statement, the names of these handpicked 40 artist are foremost not only in the country but around the globe including Atul Dodiya, Anju Dodiya, Sudarshan Shetty, Sharmila Samant amongst others. For "Under the Sky- Earth Art Project", Arka Art Trust invited 25 well known young contemporary artist like Yashwant Deshmukh, Rajendra Kapse, Vishaka Apte to the abundant natural resource of Tansa. Uniquely the Sculptures were not be placed in the landscape, rather, the landscape was the means of their creation.

Arka Art Trust has also invited several prominent national and international artists for dialogue with art appreciating community like German Sculptor Georg-Friedrich Wolf lecture on his inspirations and techniques of making monumental steel sculptures.

Year after year Arka Art Trust has been pushing its boundaries and successfully holding events. We are looking forward to future for creating new perspectives and plans to have several such initiatives. To make viewing and understanding of Art across the spectrum of people is leading objective of Arka Art Trust.

We now look forward for organizing and hosting MUMBAI ART PROJECTS, first time an exhibition of world's finest contemporary art to be held in Mumbai in November 2015. It would enable direct contact possible between the public and the visual, graphic arts, video, performance and other forms of artistic expression from World Art Centres. The idea is to create the most prestigious cultural institution and provide greater interaction and facilitation between artists and the viewer.