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Saloni Doshi

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Saloni Doshi ( born 1979) is an art patron and collector of contemporary, tribal, aboriginal art from India and the subcontinent. Saloni grew up in New Delhi where she went to school at Sardar Patel Vidyalaya. She graduated with a double honors degree in Politics and Economics at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, a Post Graduate Diploma in Social Communications Media at the Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai and then moved on to pursue her Master’s in Media and Communication at the London School of Economics, London. She also has a Diploma in Art Criticism and Theory (ACT) and Indian Art Aesthetics from Jnanapravaha, Mumbai.

In 2009, she decided to develop a part of her warehouse space in South Mumbai into Artist Studios and Residencies to give to the artists’ community something that was lacking and much required in the city – space. An avid reader and photographer, Saloni also wrote for the Arts and Culture pages of TOI. She was the Founder Chairperson of the Bombay Chapter of Young FICCI Ladies Organization (YFLO) and is the current Chairperson for the London School of Economics Alumni in Bombay. In 2016, Saloni was also awarded the prestigious ArtThinkSouthAsia (ATSA) Fellowship sponsored by Khoj, British Council and the Goethe Institute. She has curated two shows: Making Space: Celebrating 10 years of Space118 in 2019 and All is not Lost 20:20:20 in 2020 at Sakshi Gallery. Saloni has moderated several discussions on art residencies and art collecting and is currently writing her book on “Mapping Residencies in India”.