Aparajita Jain

Director & Co-Owner, Nature Morte Gallery, New Delhi, India
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Nature Morte presented Gradient Descent, the first ever art exhibition in India to include artwork made entirely by artificial intelligence

Aparajita Jain went to school in Kolkata and Mumbai and completed her BA in psychology from St. Xaviers College, Mumbai. In 2005 she founded Seven Art, a niche gallery set up to support and show case young artists with cutting edge practices from India, on the international stage. At Seven Art she did over 35 shows, including the first ever Indian contemporary art show in China (MOCA - Shanghai). Her artists represented India for the first time in the Lisbon Biennale. Artists like Asim Waqif and Aakash Nihalani were discovered and nutured by Seven Art. Asim was one of the youngest Indian artists to show at the Palais De Tokyo and soon, alongside Subodh Gupta will be representing India in a show at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In 2012 she bought a controlling interest in Nature Morte, India’s leading contemporary art gallery and in a short time has been instrumental in re-positioning Nature Morte as India’s leading contemporary art gallery. Aparajita also started Saat Saath Arts - a non-profit organization designed to raise awareness of art in India. Its first project, ARTTIGER, brought together 56 of India’s leading business houses to contribute to the cause of the endangered Tiger in India, and facilitated the donation of public artworks by renowned Indian artists to spaces across the country. In December 2017, SSA opened India’s first international sculpture park at Nahargarh Fort along with the Government of Rajasthan. Aparajita was on the board of Tate's South Asian Acquisition Committee. She has given talks on Art on different platforms like YFLO and YPO. Aparajita was listed as one of the 50 icons of Indian Art by Platform, and was featured in and played an active role in the Vogue Women Empowerment Endeavour. Aparajita is on the board of the Delhi Chapter of YPO and a founding member of the Harvard South Asia Institute Arts program. She is also on an advisory panel for ICCR. Aparajita continues to play a key role in encouraging collaborations between prestigious museums, private collections, public institutions and corporate houses, with the objective of promoting Indian contemporary art within the country and internationally.