Driven by a spirit of curiosity
we deliver cross-disciplinary projects
that weave the traditional with the contemporary
and celebrate arts and ideas from across Asia


Film still from Això Era Casa Meva, Directed by Xavi Segura

Tales of the Silk Road:
Chapter 3 Syria​

24 July, 1pm
BFI Southbank, London

Bagri Foundation and Shorts On Tap present Tales of the Silk Road – Chapter 3: SyriaThrough an engaging programme of short films, documentaries and discussion, we share the voices of Syria, its human stories and the country’s vision for the future.We see a country whose rich history and culture has been deeply affected by recent, devastating conflict and this narrative leads much of the artistic output. Yet within this, we feature gems of storytelling and activism.

Learn more here

Anicka Yi, Biologizing the Machine (Tentacular Trouble), 2019. Installed at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.

Anicka Yi at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia

11 May - 24 November

We are delighted to announce we are supporting the Special Project  Biologizing the Machine (tentacular trouble) now showing at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in the Arsenale.  Anicka Yi also presents her new work Biologizing the Machine (terra incognita) at the Central pavilion Giardini.

Spread across the two main exhibition venues – the Arsenale and the Giardini – the works contemplate how new channels of communication can be established between artificial intelligence entities and organic life forms.  Learn more here

Just Announced!

Image: Nikhil Chopra. Photo by Stephanie Berger

Nikhil Chopra 2019–2020 Artist in Residence at The MET

At the heart of Nikhil Chopra’s durational performances is the contemplative act of drawing. During his residency at The Met, Chopra will interrogate how identities are formed and understood through a series of dramatic character transformations and the creation of a monumental drawing.

Learn more here 

2019 Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival

The 2019 Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival programme is live! The 13th edition of the UK’s leading pan-Asian literature festival runs from 3 September to 13 November 2019. We are proud to return as title sponsor for a sixth year, supporting an eclectic programme, showcasing words, stories and ideas from Asia and the diaspora, featuring bestselling authors, comedians and popular poets including 
Jung Chang, Dom Jolly, Nikita Gill, Dan Jones and Azadeh Moaveni. 

Learn more about the programme and book here

Shezad Dawood, NAB II, 2019 vintage textile collage. Courtesy of the artist

Shezad Dawood at Frieze LIVE

4-6 October 2019

The Bagri Foundation is pleased to support a new performance project by London-based artist Shezad Dawood as part of the Frieze Art Fair’s LIVE programme 2019.

Ambitious in its scope, Dawood is working with musicians and artists patten, and award-winning fashion designer Priya Ahluwalia to create a live installation for the fair. More details about his work will be released in September.

Read more about the LIVE Frieze programme and biographies here