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Get Mesmerised By World-Class Artistry At The India Art Fair 2020

By Somdutta Mazumder

Updated - Jan. 6, 2020 4 min read

India Art Fair Returns To Capital City This January 2020!


What Is The India Art Fair 12th Edition?  

The India Art Fair is South Asia's leading platform for all things art, culture and heritage. The fair is orchestrated on an annual basis to showcase developments in India's art scene and bring into focus, the cultural landscapes in the surrounding states. The 12th edition of the India Art Fair is all set to unfold right here in our beloved capital city at the end of January 2020! India Art Fair 2020 will witness artwork and craftsmanship by some of the most iconic artists in the territory, coupled with collectives by private foundations, charities and institutions. 


Image Courtesy - India Art Fair 



What's In It For Me? 

  • Exhibitions by some of the most celebrated artists in South Asia 
  • Institutions showcasing leading Indian and International Museums & Art Foundations
  • Opportunities to take home some of the finest pieces of art in the country 
  • Presentations by young emerging artists and displays of novel art practices from South Asia 
  • Stunning large-scale, interactive installations


Image Courtesy - Open Art 



What Kind Of Artists Can I Expect To Spot? 

This art festival in India is all set to attract and invite the finest artists, curators, collectors, journalists, gallerists, critics and art lovers from all over the region of South Asia, and bring them together within one grand platform for all things art! If you want a hint about the artists expected to arrive at India Art Fair 2020, you can think of names like: 


  • M.F. Hussain 
  • S.H. Raza
  • F.N. Souza 
  • Amrita Sher-Gil
  • Bharti Kher
  • Nikhil Chopra
  • Ai Weiwei
  • Olafur Eliasson


To name a few, obviously. 


Image Courtesy - India Art Festival 


When Is It? 

Thursday, 30th January 2020 to Sunday, 2nd February 2019 


Where Is It Happening?

NSIC Grounds, Okhla Phase III, Okhla Industrial Area, New Delhi (Get Directions)


For The Perfect Entrance

Tickets are available on BookMyShow across three categories: Standard Student Ticket at INR 400, Standard General Ticket at INR 700, Standard Weekend Pass at INR 1,000 Buy Here 


Some Noteworthy Points

  • The special preview is scheduled to take place from 3 PM to 7 PM on 30th January 2020. This will be held with the objective of furnishing keen collectors and visitors with the opportunity to experience and get their hands on the finest works available in the catalogue. Public entry on the 31st of January and 1st of  February is from 2 PM to 7 PM, while on the 2nd of February it is from 10 AM to 6 PM.
  • The event is open to visitors of all age groups.
  • The tickets to the event cannot be exchanged, refunded or cancelled once booked. 
  • Entry for children below the age of 7 years is free of cost, and they need to be accompanied by an adult at all times. 
  • You will be thoroughly frisked at the time of entry and would be mandatorily required to furnish a government authorised ID proof, without which you may be denied entry. 
  • If you are availing a student ticket, it is a mandate for you to furnish your Student ID along with a government authorised ID proof.
  • Due to the strict security measures undertaken by the organisers, it is advisable for you to avoid carrying anything inappropriate, illicit or illegal. Heavy bags, knapsacks, cigarettes, lighter, firearms and explosives are not permitted. If you are found carrying any of these, you will be reported to security and denied entry. 



Q. Who can visit the India Art Fair 2020?

A. India Art Fair 2020 is an all-inclusive event and everybody is invited! With braille guides, sign language interpreters, wheelchair services and many other such provisions, this art fair in India embraces everybody with a proclivity for art! 


Q. How can I get to the venue?

A. If you are in Delhi NCR, the easiest way to commute to the venue is via the Delhi Metro. Govindpuri Metro Station on the Violet Line and NSIC Okhla Metro Station on the Magenta Line are located right next to the entrance of the venue. The venue is also easily accessible by autos, cabs and taxis with parking spaces available at Gate 3 and 4 on a first-come-first-serve basis. 


Q. What are the sections of the India Art Fair 2020?

A. The India Art Fair 2020 is made up of 5 sections: Galleries, Focus, Institutions, Platform and Art Projects. 


Q. Can I enjoy the India Art Fair 2020 without visiting physically? 

A. Absolutely! There are a number of satellite exhibitions as well as events that run across the country. You can catch the full IAF Parallel Programme here

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