SPECIAL PROJECTS

Special Projects for Museums

    • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
      February 2014, FSCA Consulted on a special India visit for the curators, director and patrons of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Siddiqui tailor made a plan with Benefactor travel in India with visits to artists, private collectors as well as tourist and cultural areas in the country.

 

    • Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra
      FSCA Consulted on a special India visit for the curators, director and patrons of the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra. She tailor made plans in India with visits to artists, private collectors as well as tourist and cultural areas in the country.

 

    • Vancouver Art Gallery
      FSCA created a trip for a group of collectors, and the trustees and director of the prestigious Vancouver Art Gallery. The trip was aimed at initiating discussions and opportunities for an artists’ exchange between Vancouver, Canada, and India. Playing host to the patrons were some of the top collectors, galleries and artists in Mumbai and New Delhi, some of which include; Subodh Gupta, Bharti Kher, Vivan Sundaram, Jitish Kallat and Reena Saini Kallat. Apart from studio visits, Farah included the homes and collections of India’s most important private collectors, including Kiran Nadar and Krupa Amin.

 

 

Select Projects

2017 – 2018

Elephant Parade India is a public art event that is being held in India in order to secure 101 elephant corridors across the country for the endangered Asian elephant. Farah is currently curating a list of creative artists who will paint 101 fibre glass elephants for an Elephant Parade These elephant moulds will be displayed in public areas and then will be auctioned off to raise money for the Asian Elephant that is currently endangered.

 

2015- 2016

FSCA consulted Piramal Art Foundation for its debut at the India Art Fair, honouring renowned artist Krishen Khanna. On display was one of the largest works painted by the artist.

In February 2016, Farah curated Pages of a Mind: Raja Ravi Varma, Life & Expressions at the Piramal Museum of Art in Lower Parel, Mumbai. The first to be mounted at a private Museum, the exhibition recapture the spirit of Raja Ravi Varma who continues to enrich the world with his masterpieces. The exhibition was open to the public from February 2016 to April 2016.

 

2013-2014

FSCA was the research partner for the launch of Forbes India Art Award 2014, honouring and recognizing performance in various parts of the art ecosystem that includes collectors, galleries, curators, writers, entrepreneurs, artists and art initiatives. Jury members for the award included:
Lekha Poddar (Jury Chair)
Founder, Devi Art Foundation
Kiran Nadar
Founder, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art
Ranjit Hoskote
Poet, cultural theorist and independent curator
Priya Paul
Chairperson of Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels
Shivinder Singh
Managing director of Fortis Healthcare

 

In 2014, the Be Open – Make in India exhibition took place at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts in Delhi in 2014. The exhibition was a confluence of design, art and luxury, and celebrated contemporary Indian designers.

 

2011-2012

For the Forbes India Leadership Award 2011, Farah commissioned internationally celebrated artist Shilpa Gupta to design an exclusive trophy.
At the launch event of Forbes Life in 2011 in Mumbai, the opening ceremony featured an art show titled ‘Transcendental Alchemy’ hosting select works of masters from various phases of Post Independent India with paintings made by M. F Hussain, Tyeb Mehta, Akbar Padamsee and S. H Raza. The exhibition was curated by Farah Siddiqui. It focused on bringing forth the rich multitude of art practices, movements and styles that India has experienced in the past six decades.

 

Indivar Art Foundation
SUNKALP

Sunkalp is India’s first Solar Art/Design Festival initiated and founded by Farah Siddiqui. Sunkalp derived from the conception, idea or notion formed in the heart, mind, solemn vow or determination to perform, desire, definite intention, volition or will. The festival will encourage cross-pollination of ideas between artists, architects and thinker, to initiate an understanding of innovative approaches to economic energy consumption, while energizing urban spaces.

The concept is to seek out and platform Public Art that will challenge the audience; initiating attention and participation.

‘SunKalp’ is committed to being an all inclusive project for people of all ages and from all walks of life, with the aim of seeding knowledge and creating awareness about the benefits of renewable energies.