Gallery Ark is a contemporary art gallery based out of Vadodara that started in May 2017. It was founded by Seema and Atul Dalmia, as a natural progression of their passion and patronage of the arts for over a decade now. Besides being art collectors, they have hosted several theatre, dance and music performances in the city, which now continue as a part of Gallery Ark’s programming. Ark was an organic outcome of their desire to deepen the family’s involvement and commitment to the art community.
Now at the helm of the gallery, I hope to create an institution that promotes contemporary art, nurtures artists, operates with transparency, and eventually brings sensitivity and access to the arts for a wider audience.
The gallery sits in a corporate office building which is important because I believe art should be ingrained in one’s daily life. In the marrying of art and the architecture of the building, or corporate professionalism with the abstract subjectivity of art in our work environment, we want to push the boundaries of how art is consumed and perceived.
Our advisory vertical works with artists to create custom installations for commissioned projects. We have partnered with Reliable Copy to power quarterly learning modules for students and young artists; we collaborate with the Maharaja Sayajirao University to organize annual lectures by academicians; we run a curated programme of theatre and performance arts, as well as monthly book reviews and art presentations. These initiatives are geared towards creating a holistic program focused on contemporary arts. We are excited to see how we can grow and shape this vision in the coming years.
Director, Gallery Ark
Plot no. 1, Krishna Industrial Estate
Opp. BIDC Gate, Gorwa
Vadodara – 390016
+91 97374 74261