Contemporary Painting Masterclass.

08/24/2018 - 08/27/2018 - Srinagar

The Masterclass will focus on contemporary painting with an overview of the history of painting. We will learn through studio practice, conversations, video documentaries, experimentation and by trying to challenge our existing notions. We will learn about various techniques, medium, materials, and colour schemes. We will explore the practices of other prominent contemporary painters around the world. We will also learn about how to strive to be a recognised and successful artist, the economy of arts, exhibitions, curation, gallery networks, museums, residencies, funding, educational opportunities, scholarships, and other art institutions.

All materials required will be provided including paints, canvas, drawing sheets, brushes etc.

Basic snacks will be provided.

Certificate upon completion. (Issued by Kashmir Art Quest) - It is mandatory to attend all days.

Concourse - The 9th Annual Contemporary Art Show

06/17/2018 - 06/24/2018 - Old Silk Factory Solina, Srinagar

Curated by Veer Munshi and Mujtaba Rizvi - 60 Kashmiri artists from all over the world together after 66 years in Srinagar

Experiential - Of Image & Movement

04/07/2018 - 04/08/2018 - Srinagar

The workshop explores-

Responding to the photographic image.

Movement fundamentals.

Physical techniques for making the body more conscious, transparent, and expressive.

Addresses the concepts of space, rhythm, body, and expression.

Using physical movement as means of creative expression in response to image.

Masterclass Series

12/01/2017 - 12/31/2017 - ZMK Collective, Rajbagh, Srinagar

Beginner's Level Masterclasses Series in the following subjects:

Art, Craft, Electronic Music Production, and Radio.

Confluence - 7th Annual Contemporary Art Show

09/15/2017 - 09/17/2017 - ZMK Collective, Rajbagh, Srinagar


The 7th Annual Contemporary Art Show, featuring some of the most important emerging and senior artists in Kashmir.

Curated by: Syed Mujtaba Rizvi

To Art is to Resist

09/01/2016 - 11/01/2016 - www.gallerie1.com

We are curating an online exhibition of art works produced in the form of paintings, photographs, video, installation, sculpture, drawing, digital, animation, text etc in response to current  Kashmir Crisis. The exhibition will go live on www.gallerie1.com on 1st September 2016.

If you wish to be a part of the online exhibition send your entries to  submit@kashmirartquest.org

For More visit www.gallerie1.com

Project Reclaim

08/15/2016 - 08/15/2017 - Jammu and Kashmir

Project Reclaim is an initiative by Kashmir Art Quest that aims to use arts as a medium of promoting awareness about the importance of taking ownership of public spaces and infrastructure. We wish to inspire responsibility and duty towards what essentially belongs to the people – public parks, sports arenas, roads, educational institutions, and so on. For years, a lot of such public property has been either lying vacant – gathering dust, or is underused, or used for other things such as accommodating security forces.

Kashmir Art Quest will invite artists to beautify and create artworks in the form of installations, murals, sculpture and graffiti in such public spaces with an aim to involve the local communities and encourage the use of such infrastructure for public good.

Gallerie One Residency 2016

06/01/2016 - 07/31/2016 - Kani Home, Zakura, Srinagar Kashmir

Gallerie One Residency 2016 is a fully-funded artists in residence program, with an aim to encourage research, dialogue, and collaboration. 

Artists of Tomorrow

11/20/2015 - 11/29/2015 - Srinagar

22 Children from remote areas of Kupwara District joined a 6 day training and mentoring program which involved Studio Practice, Interaction Sessions, Site Visits, Interactive Learning, Medical Counselling, Professional Development Counselling, First aid, Hygiene, and Nutrition training. 
The children were divided into two groups of Painting and Photography.
Managed and presented by Kashmir Art Quest in association with 'Kashmir Youth Art Initiative' and 'The Kashmir Foundation of America.' 


03/29/2015 - 04/29/2015 - Vis à Vis: Imagine, DLF Chattarpur Farms, New Delhi.

The first ever consolidated show of contemporary art - from, about and for Kashmir - in New Delhi. Curated and Presented in association with Engendered and STIR, organised in association with Loudbeetle.in

Keep the Canvas Rolling. (Ongoing project)

04/14/2014 - 04/14/2015 - 18 Cities in 12 Countries.

Nearly 200 Artists from 18 cities in 12 countries create a single work of art. 

A long scroll of canvas - 33 ft. x 5 ft. - travels from city to city.

Post project book to be published with writings by artists, curators and critics.

The final artwork becomes a permanent public installation in Srinagar, by the banks of Dal Lake.

Participating artists become members of our international artist's collaborative, Arts Network Kashmir.


Quest for the Finest Artists of Kashmir - IV

12/14/2013 - 12/15/2013 - SKICC, Srinagar.

4th annual contemporary art show.

Quest for the Finest Artists of Kashmir - III

07/14/2012 - 07/18/2012 - Sangarmaal City Centre, M.A. Road, Srinagar.

Third Annual contemporary art show.

films4peace at Kashmir International Film Festival

09/21/2013 - 12/14/2013 - Multiple Venues

Second consecutive collaboration with Puma.Peace to screen films4peace along with shortlisted submissions by Kashmiri filmmakers at various venues. The main screening was done at the 1st Kashmir International Film Festival in collaboration with Loudbeetle.in. at SKICC, Srinagar.

Kashmir Crossover - II

03/14/2013 - 03/14/2013 - Olive DeLuce Gallery - US; Ibn-i-Khaldun - Kashmir

The second edition of the international art exchange program in collaboration with Kappa Pi, Northwest Missouri State University.


09/23/2012 - 09/23/2012 - Hotel Broadway

Kashmir Art Quest and Puma.Peace showcased "films4peace" - Celebrating international day of peace through 12 exclusive art films, 90 seconds each. 2 films by Kashmiri artists were also shortlisted to be screened along the films.

The Hangul Campaign

10/09/2011 - 10/10/2011 - University of Kashmir

Kashmir art Quest joined the Youth Parliament of J&K to organize a workshop, poster competition and  a folk-thereat performance in collaboration with Department of Students Welfare, University of Kashmir to raise awareness about the endangered Kashmiri Stag, Hangul.

Whispers from Kashmir

05/01/2012 - 05/01/2012 - US/Kashmir

Kashmir Crossover

04/03/2012 - 04/03/2012 - Olive DeLuce Gallery - US; Ibn-i-Khaldun - Kashmir

An international art exchange program between American and Kashmiri artists. 100 artworks by 22 Kashmiri Artists were shown in US for 7 days; and 20 works by 17 American artists were created for the exchange. The programme was organised in collaboration with Kappa Pi, US national Honorary art fraternity.

Quest for the Finest Artists of Kashmir - II

07/23/2011 - 07/24/2011 - Sangarmaal City Centre, M.A. Road, Srinagar.

The second annual contemporary art show showcased 354 artworks by 55 artists. The event was the largest art show ever organised in the history of J&K.

MyK Art Workshop in collaboration with AskAboutK.com

06/27/2011 - 06/28/2011 - Gandhi Bhavan, University of Kashmir

A 2 day art workshop. Post workshop, Around 50 artists created 70 artworks which were exhibited at the end of the workshop. The aim of the workshop was to discover, realise, express and create the impressions of Kashmir in the minds of the people, through art. The event was concluded by a cross-cultural concert by a Kashmiri-American Band, Zerobridge.

Showcase Kashmir - II

05/06/2011 - 05/20/2011 - Online

Second edition of the online art exhibition showcased 200 works by 30 artists and attracted thousands of unique visitors.

Showcase Kashmir - I

03/17/2011 - 03/31/2011 - Online

Online art exhibition showcasing 150 works by 30 artists received thousands of hits across 55 countries worldwide.

Art Beat

04/16/2011 - 04/16/2011 - MIET, Jammu

An art street event covering various workshops in ceramics, poster making, etc.

Quest for the Finest Artists of Kashmir - I

06/05/2010 - 06/06/2010 - IMH, Rajbagh, Srinagar.

1st annual contemporary art show exhibiting works by 49 artists in various media such as, painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, ceramic, glass, and so on.

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