Avani Rao Gandra
Avani Rao Gandra, founder, ICONART Contemporary Art Gallery, Hyderabad, did her PhD (on Contemporary Andhra Painting) from Osmania University. She worked as an art critic for Indian Express and contributed to magazines like Marg, Art India, Art Deal, and Indian Art Journal. Since 2009, she has conducted around 70 art shows and workshops, and curated 27 art shows on painting, printmaking, sculpture, new media and installations. As an artist and photographer she has participated in both solo and group shows. She was a recipient of the Arts Think South Asia fellowship sponsored by German Goethe Centre and British Council (2014 –2015).