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About Kashi Art Gallery

Kashi Art Gallery is a space which facilitates the discourse between art, artists, and its audience. Established in 1997, the gallery has been built and conserved by people passionate about the arts. Kashi has supported and built many an artist and it has also had the privilege of having well-known names associate with it. The gallery welcomes art from across genres to its space.

Creative Director and Curator

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Tanya Abraham is a journalist,author,and arts administrator. She works for national and international publications.

She is also the founder-director of The Art outreach Society (TAOS), a non profit organisation that works towards social and individual change using art as a tool.

Tanya is also the author of ‘Fort Cochin, History and Untold Stories’, published with the support of the Tourism department of Kerala by Ink on Paper, for which she was given an Honour Award by the Rotary Club of Cochin for her research and contribution to history. In 2010, UNESCO also nominated her for the contribution to the restoration of a historical Dutch building in Fort Kochi, to an economically viable project. She also won the “Iconic Women Creating World Change” award from Women Economic Forum, Birmingham, UK and “NGO Leadership Award” from World CSR Day, Mumbai, India.

She has a bachelors degree in Economics, a masters in Journalism from the London School of journalism, UK and a masters in Arts Administration from the University of Kentucky, USA. Tanya is currently pursuing a PhD in Psychology and Creativity Studies.

Assistant Curator

Lidiya Prasad is a writer and art enthusiast. She has worked on a national magazine as its associate editor and contributing writer, and is currently responsible for liaising with the curator and artists, at the gallery. After having quit her corporate job, she forayed into the arts to pursue her dream. Currently, Lidiya is working on a book of poetry and hopes to make her mark through the written word.

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