Established in the year 2000, Tao has developed into a well-recognized brand in the Mumbai art space. Guided by connoisseur and self-taught artist, Kalpana Shah, it has seen the art market in all its highs and lows. From the days when the gallery’s walls were resplendent with the works of Indian Masters like Hussain, Raza, and Tyeb Mehta in the early 2000’s, to recovery after the financial crisis with a new younger crop of artists, Tao has experienced many waves of change.
In its 19-year history, Tao has curated uniquely conceptualized shows highlighting diverse art forms like painting, photography, sculpture, video, performance as well as installation arts in its two exhibition galleries. The Gallery is very open-minded towards any creative expression and emphasizes on the powerful and innovative presentation of artistic ability, building a thought provoking experience for all its viewers and inviting dialogue on culture, aesthetics and the tradition of visual arts. Tao has also been actively involved in publishing various art books and organizing art education workshops, interactive sessions with artists and other knowledge-based lectures that aim to propagate love for art, and boost the presence of Indian Art in the global arena. Tao’s macro-vision sees art not in isolation, but as having a cohesive relationship with life itself.
Director - Kalpana Shah
Creative Director - Sanjana Shah
Gallery Manager - Nayana Sarmalkar
Head of Administration - Preeti Malkan
Head of Design - Shampa Kabi
Gallery Associate - Urvi Kothari