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


Chang/ce: Open Call for Animations

We are excited to launch our latest Open Call. Inspired by the I Ching, or The Book of Changes, we invite artists from Asia and the diaspora to create new animations that explore the idea of change or chance. 

We will commission three new commissions with an artist fee of £3,000 each. Click here to learn more about the call, what we are looking for and the FAQ sheet.

Read our full Press Release here.

Forthcoming Online Event

Exploring the Art of Tantra Today
21 January, 3pm GMT

Contemporary artists in Asia and the West have been inspired by Tantra, interpreting it as a radical movement capable of challenging repressive attitudes towards gender, sex and politics.

As part of the Public Programme for the Tantra: enlightenment to revolution exhibition we explore the subject with acclaimed artists Bharti Kher, Sutapa Biswas, Penny Slinger and Prafulla Mohanti.

Find out more and book your tickets here.

12 exhibitions of Asian Art coming in 2021

We are pleased to share some exhibitions that are going to brighten this year’s art calendar.  

From Tokyo to New York and Berlin to Beijing, in the first few weeks of the new year we are dreaming of immersing our imagination (and hopefully our bodies!) in 5,000 years of Iranian history, Yayoi Kusama’s double bill across two continents, Gujarati influences in the London scene, a tour of Modern Japanese Lacquers, and amazing new works by contemporary visual artists such as Hito Steyerl, Sutapa Biswas, and many more. 

Read our list here.


Tantra: enlightenment to revolution

The British Museum
Virtual Walkthrough**

The Bagri Foundation is delighted to share curator Imma Ramos’ virtual tour of “Tantra: enlightenment to revolution” at the British Museum. 

Through this guided tour, Ramos reveals the incredible research behind an exhibition that presented over 100 objects from India, Nepal, Tibet, Japan and the UK, from the seventh century AD to the present. 

Find out more about the project here. 

**Due to government restrictions and London moving into lockdown, the exhibition, due to end on the 24th January 2021, will be unable to reopen.

Sunil Gupta Untitled #11, 2008 From the series The New Pre-Raphaelites Courtesy the artist and Hales Gallery, Stephen Bulger Gallery and Vadehra Art Gallery © Sunil Gupta All Rights Reserved, DACS 2020

From Here to Eternity: Sunil Gupta, a Retrospective

The Photographer's Gallery
until 21 February 2021**

The Bagri Foundation is a proud supporter of the first UK retrospective of acclaimed photographer Sunil Gupta.

Opened on 9 October at The Photographer’s Gallery, this survey  spans five decades and brings together all the key series from his pioneering photographic practice for the first time, as well as presenting never-before exhibited works. It is curated Mark Sealy, Director of Autograph ABP.  

Read the full Press Release here. Explore the exhibition’s virtual tour here. Watch Sunil Gupta’s interview here.

**Due to government restrictions and London moving into Tier 4, the exhibition will be closed from 5pm 15 December until further notice.

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