The Gandhys began their long association with contemporary art during the late 1940s, in the early years of the modernist art movement in post-Independence India. Their role and involvement as facilitators and promoters in this cultural climate has come to be seen as integral to the existing scene around the visual arts in the country.
In 1987, when the gallery celebrated its 25th anniversary, their daughter, Shireen entered the gallery. She brought with her a more contemporary approach of the changing scene in the early 90s, with a fresh impetus of new work in the form of installations and video art with artists such as Vivan Sundaram and Nalini Malani.
For 45 years, Gallery Chemould was housed on the first floor of Jehangir Art Gallery. On 2 February 2007, Chemould Prescott Road opened an expansive space in the centre of the city and branch concern of Gallery Chemould. (The latter subsequently closed down in the Jehangir Art Gallery in the same year.) The gallery has a diverse programme of contemporary artists whose practice is seen in the forefront of both the national and international scene. Artists such as Atul Dodiya, Jitish Kallat, Hema Upadhyaya, Pushpamala N, L.N. Tallur have had wide international exposure and started their careers with the gallery.
In 2003, Gallery Chemould celebrated their 40th anniversary with an exhibition held at the National Gallery of Modern Art called Crossing Generations Diverge: 40 years of Gallery Chemould, curated by Geeta Kapur and Chaitanya Sambrani. In 2013, Chemould Prescott Road celebrated its 50th year, which Geeta Kapur curated a series of 5 exhibitions titled: Aesthetic bind which transformed the gallery into 5 mini-museum exhibitions.
mon, tue, wed, thu, fri, sat 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
W: Chemould Prescott Road
Queens Mansion, 3rd Floor G. Talwatkar Marg Fort