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Kriti Gallery

Raman Niwas, Opposite Akashwani | Raja Sir Motichand Road, Mahmoor Ganj,, Varanasi 221010, India
+91 98 38 637897
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Type: Art Galleries
Owner description: Kriti Gallery & Artist in Residency is a gallery for contemporary art and crafts in Varanasi. Right now on show: FILE ROOM - Dayanita Singh For her... more » Owner description: Kriti Gallery & Artist in Residency is a gallery for contemporary art and crafts in Varanasi. Right now on show: FILE ROOM - Dayanita Singh For her exhibition at Kriti Gallery ,the artist/photographer/bookmaker, Dayanita Singh, built a special museum for her File Room book (Steidl, 2013). The File Room book museum is another step following Museum Bhavan, which Dayanita inaugurated at the Hayward Gallery in 2013. Alongside this museum, she will display a special edition of 33 File Room books (The Varanasi Edition) in the special structures she developed for the Venice Biennale 2013, where she represented Germany. Singh has, for many years, insisted that the book is her form, especially since she published Sent a Letter, and her book museum is the culmination of that very thought. Kriti Gallery first presented her seminal exhibition, Go Away Closer, in 2007. Dayanita Singh lives in New Delhi. She is the author of ten books and numerous exhibitions worldwide. Until May, 3rd 2014 we are open from Monday through Saturday from 11 am through 6 pm or on appointment. « less
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Among which one should not miss this art gallery. It is the concretisation of a dream that had an audacious couple. The dream of having, in the heart of such a special city, a warm house for artists from the world who came here to feel India at her most intense moment, a place of exposition to further spread out... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I was pleased to discover that everything that my husband and I hoped for was surpassed by our experience at Kriti Gallery residence. Out of a four month journey through India, our one month as artists in residence at Kriti was the highlight for me. The grounds, the accommodations, the food, great conversation with artists and writers and the intellectual... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

You do not expect a gallery of modern art in a city with all the traditions that you can see in Varanasi. It is a wonderful and quiet place within this busy and breath-taking city. The quality of the exposition we have seen this time was on a high level. It is a must for lovers of modern art.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We loved our time visiting Kriti. The gallery is run by Petra, a native German, and Navneet, a native to the very property on which Kriti is built. The two run what has truly become a cultural hub for an international art scene based in Benares. While there, we had the privilege of a personal tour with Petra, who was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

I highly recommend you to visit this gallery in Varanasi. The exhibitions are always of high quality and the gallery with its garden is a place of beauty, peace and quiet in the busy city. Hurry to visit the present exhibition "File Room" by Dayanita Singh; incredible photos by an excellent photographer.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Kriti Gallery is one of Banaras' most important cultural resources. The founders are committed to preserving and enriching the culture of the city while providing artists' residencies at a beautiful, restful location. I was part of a student group show and my time there was wonderful, thanks to warm hosts Navneet and Petra.

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Portland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

If you have a real interest in art then you must pay a visit to Kriti Gallery. The folks at Kriti Gallery have opened up a space in the Varanasi community for stimulating art and art conversations. Along with a wild range of diverse exhibitions in their gallery they also host artists from around the world in their residency program.... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Kriti Gallery is a tranquil, elegant establishment. The residency is peaceful, clean, and aesthetically pleasing while the proprietors, Petra and Navneet, and welcoming, supportive and great company. The combination makes for a heady atmosphere great for a productive stay in Varanasi. Oh, and the food is fantastic.

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Kriti Gallery is not only a beautiful space, it's a place to meet new friends and discuss new ideas. Navneet and Petra have created a program to benefit the Varanasi community at large, local artist, students, and the international community. They are creative visionaries and their gallery and artist and residency program attracts talent from all over the world. I... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Stepping into this walled garden of bliss from the excitement of Varanassi is an experience not to be missed. Wonderful art, artists and more than amazing people await. Do not let this wonder escape your "to do" list while visiting India. I cannot wait for my own return!

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