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


Till We Meet Again IRL, Best Wishes, Asia-Art-Activism

29 October - 29 November

Bagri Foundation is excited to support this new, month-long series of digital discussions, workshops, reading groups, broadcasts and performances curated by Asia Art Activism (AAA). The programme is curated by Annie Jael Kwan, Arianna Mercado, Cuong Pham and Howl Yuan, with hopeful longing and through a process of emergent collective dreaming.

AAA are  group of voluntary interdisciplinary, intergenerational and inter- sectional network of practitioners. Find out more about them and the programme here.

Object, Story, Wonder with Royal Collection Trust

Queen Victoria and the Royal Women of India

Bagri Foundation is pleased to present the fifth film as part of our new digital series Object, Story, Wonder: Museum Collections Revealed – Queen Victoria and the Royal Women of India

This series invites curators from museums across the world to share stories about works from their Asian collections. Each week we release a new film with one of our partners including The British Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Ashmolean Museum, Royal Collection Trust, British Library and the Aga Khan Museum!

Find out more about the project here.

At Home in the World
"Ainu Hunter, Mon-chan" by Eiko Soga

Limited screening until 12 November

Bagri Foundation is pleased to present the latest commission as part of At Home in the World by Film category winner, Eiko Soga. 

Ainu Hunter – Mon-chan seeks to explore an idea of ecology of empathy between human and non-human worlds. Eiko Soga presents an ethnographic video essay which includes an oral history from a member of the Ainu community, Mon-chan (Atsushi).

Watch the full work for one month only here.

30 Artists, 30 Years

Mark Sealy

See our latest post with Mark Sealy  as part of our programme 30 Artists, 30 Years!

Consisting of thirty interviews with visual artists, musicians, performers, academics, journalists, writers and storytellers whose work we have supported, we honour our 30th anniversary. 

Follow us on social media @bagrifoundation or on the hashtag #Bagri30years to see the interviews as they are released over the coming weeks.  Find the full list of artists and stories featured here.


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 24 January 2021

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

Opening 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.

Pictured: detail from two Nath yoginis, North India, Mughal, about 1750. ©The Trustees of the British Museum

Tantra: enlightenment to revolution

Now Open!

The Bagri Foundation is delighted to announce new dates for the Tantra exhibition at the British Museum. 

As lead supporter for this exhibition, we are over the moon to finally open up the incredible research and over 100 objects from India, Nepal, Tibet, Japan and the UK, from the seventh century AD to the present. Tickets will go on sale from 9 September.

Find out more about the project here.

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