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The idea of Khoj began in 1997 as a gift of possibility given by Robert Loder (the visionary founder of the Triangle Arts Trust)

When Indian artists felt isolated and unsupported, Khoj enabled young practitioners to create art in an open-ended, experimental manner, by providing a space independent of formal institutions and the constraints of the commercial gallery.

It offered the chance to establish international networks without institutional support, and emerged as the only organisation providing an ‘alternative’ space for  contemporary art practice.

From its modest beginnings 25 years ago as an annual workshop, today, Khoj plays a central role in the development of experimental, interdisciplinary and critical contemporary art practice in India, constantly challenging the established thinking about art.

  • 1997

    Khoj holds its first International workshop in Modinagar

  • 2001

    Initiation of the South Asia Network for the Arts / SANA

  • 2002

    Khoj gets a building in Khirkee Extension, New Delhi

  • 2003

    Khoj curates its first student residency – Peers

  • 2007

    Khoj begins its inquiry into Art & Ecology

  • 2008

    Khoj curates India’s first LIVE Art Festival

  • 2010

    Khoj initiates an Art Management program, ArThinkSouthAsia

  • 2010

    The Khoj Book is launched-5 essays &101 artists’ interviews

  • 2011

    Khoj curates an Interview marathon by Hans Ulrich Obrist

  • 2013

    Newly refurbished Khoj building opens to the public

  • 2014

    Word.Sound.Power-a curatorial collaboration with Tate Modern

  • 2015

    Khoj publishes Khirkee Voice / Khirkee Awaaz

  • 2017

    Curatorial Intensive South Asia / CISA begins at Khoj

  • 2017

    Khoj organises Asia Assemble – a 3 day gathering of artists

  • 2017

    Khoj curates the Khirkee Festival

  • 2019

    Peripheries & Crossovers : art as social practice begins

  • 2020

    Khoj initiates the Khoj Support Grant

  • 2021

    Khoj gets a new visual identity and website

  • 2022

    Khoj turns 25!