Asia Arts Game Changer Awards India
A Celebration Honouring Game Changers in Asian Art
As the only Asia Society Centre in South Asia, our commitment extends beyond India to span the subcontinent. We instituted the annual Asia Arts Game Changer Awards India with the Asia Society Museum in 2017 to honour scholarship in contemporary South Asian art, and to draw recognition to the work done by groundbreaking artists and art professionals. These awards are in keeping with a decades-long tradition of Asia Society identifying and fostering contemporary Asian artists, and engaging new audiences with their work.
The awards change form every year to reflect shifts within the South Asian art world. Among our first honorees were the artist Krishen Khanna, who drew from his experience of the Partition of India and Pakistan, and teamLab, an interdisciplinary art collective that believes digital technology can expand art. The next year we honoured new media artist Sun Xun and the Kochi Biennale Foundation. In 2023, we paid tribute to Bangladesh and gave the Gidree Bawlee Foundation of Arts our Asia Arts Future Award for their work in uniting communities through multidisciplinary art.
Our three award categories, namely the Asia Arts Vanguard Award, Asia Arts Future Award (India) and Asia Arts Future Award (International), are designed to pay tribute to people who have made a significant contribution modern and contemporary art in South Asia. We see in them our mission to build communities that transcend borders and create new identities, new meanings in the world and South Asia.
The gala is an invite-only event that takes place annually. Read more about previous editions of the awards through the links on the left.