KHOJ’s first International Artist Workshop functioned as an experimental art laboratory under an autonomous, open ended organisation led by artists for artists.
22 artists participated in the workshop: 10 international and 12 Indian. The workshop was conducted at Modinagar, approximately 55 kms from Delhi. Modinagar is a town that has grown around a group of industries founded by the late Gujarmal Modi in the Nehruvian days of independent India. Sikribagh, the venue for the KHOJ workshop, is an old bunglow built in a quasi-colonial style, amidst acres of land, mango trees and a pond; it was a refuge from the decaying industrial city. This space was generously offered to KHOJ for the workshop by SK Modi. Sikribagh has continued to be used as a workshop site for many years since.