Shireen Gandhy (b. 1965)
Gallerist and art patron, Shireen Gandhy is the current director at Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai — a role she stepped into in 1988.
Under her directorship, Gandhy has undertaken an expansion of the gallery, focusing on steering its modernist heritage to incorporate contemporary art and the work of younger artists working in new mediums such as video, installation and mixed-media, while retaining its connections to art practice rooted in tradition. Gandhy is also responsible for nurturing and maintaining an international presence of the gallery through participation in major international exhibitions, fairs and festivals, such as the 1st Johannesburg Biennale, documenta 12, Art Basel, India Art Fair, Kochi-Muziris Biennale and Dhaka Art Summit.
Gandhy has also spearheaded ventures such as the Mumbai Gallery Weekend and is a patron of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale. She is also part of the committees of international art fairs such as Art Basel, Hong Kong.
At the time of writing, Gandhy lives and works in Mumbai.
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Brittney. “50 Years of Contemporary Art with Chemould Prescott Road – Gallery Director Interview.” Art Radar, July 4, 2018. https://artradarjournal.com/2018/07/04/50-years-of-contemporary-art-with-chemould-prescott-road-gallery-director-interview/.
Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation. “Shireen Gandhy.” Accessed, June 15, 2021. https://jnaf.org/artist/shireen-gandhy/.