Winter Program – 2018


The Winter Program 2018 of the Artists Residency will be hosted at The City of Hyderabad, Telengana.



Hyderabad city is known for its rich history, cuisine and its multi-lingual culture, both geographically and culturally. Founded in 1591 by fifth Qutb Shahi ruler Muhammed Quli Qutb Shah, the Qutb Shahi rulers were great builders and that quality if evident from the still standing structures of Char Minar, Golconda Forts, Tombs of Qutb Shahis, to name just a few. The architecture is Indo-Persian, a culmination of Hindu, Moorish, Mughal and Persian styles.

The region is well known for its Golconda and Hyderabad style of painting that are branches of Deccani painting. Examples of Hyderabad’s art and culture are housed in various museums of the city such as Salar Jung Museum, the Nizam Museum, the City Museum and Birla Science Museum. The city has even got some modern art galleries that showcase both traditional and cotemporary styles of artistic trends. They offer an exclusive opportunity for new talented and budding artists to showcase their work and reach out to a wider audience. Amongst the most famous ones are Kalakriti Art Gallery, Shristhi Art Gallery and State Gallery of Fine Art. These have held several significant exhibitions over the years, featuring some of the most gifted and exceptional artists on India’s contemporary art scene. Hyderabad was traditionally known as the diamond and pearl trading center and consequently it is fondly known as the City of Pearls.

In the present day it has become the foremost center for cultural convergence as well as a global center of information technology. It is a city where art, tradition and culture are celebrated and the potpourri of various ethnic groups has ensured cosmopolitan progress and embodiment of the modern lifestyle.

This residency will be held at Phoenix Arena, an Art and Cultural Space. The premises of Phoenix Arena will be our main workspace and also gallery space. The Phoenix Arena has an art gallery, studio space, library, amphitheater and open lawns. 

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How to reach: Hyderabad is well connected by Flight, Train and Roadways with the rest of India. The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is approximately 25kms from the city center that connects it domestically as well as internationally. Trains from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Kolkata are easily available for Hyderabad and Secunderabad Railway Stations.

Photo Courtesy: Priyansh Jain

In Association with : Phoenix


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