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


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

Sooraj Subramaniam by Joe Armitage

Seeta Patel presents 'The Rite of Spring'

9 - 23 May
Touring the UK

Taking the South Indian classical dance form of Bharatanatyam with its intricate rhythmic footwork, expressive prowess, geometric and dynamic movements, award-winning choreographer Seeta Patel takes on the challenge of re-imagining the iconic The Rite of Spring for an international cast of Bharatanatyam dancers.

Bagri Foundation is delighted to be the principal sponsor for the tour, supporting Seeta’s work at an early stage. Learn more here.

Just Announced

Urojahaj (The Flight), Film Still, Dir Buddhadeb Dasgupta.

Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival

20 June - 29 June
Venues across London

We are excited to announce the full programme for 2019’s edition of the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival (LIFF).

For the 10th anniversary, LIFF continues to showcase a rich assortment of entertaining and thought provoking independent cinema, including India’s new wave of LGBTQ+ films.

Learn more here.

Buddha's First Sermon at 2nd century, Pakistan ancient region of Gandhara, (c) The Met Museum

On Heracles’ Track to the Indus

14 November
The University of Oxford

Dr Llewelyn Morgan will give the 2019 Gandhara Connections Lecture on ‘Heracles’ Track to the Indus: Ancients and Moderns in the Swat Valley’. Dr Morgan is Associate Professor of Classical Languages and Literature and author of The Buddhas of Bamiyan (2012), which reflects his longstanding interest in Graeco-Roman connections with Central Asia and India. Gandhara Connections is a project supported by the Bagri Foundation. 

Learn more here