ATSA Fellows Members

Faezeh Aarabi

Co-Founder + Advisor and Projects Manager • Berke' Group + DERANG Music Platform • female
Iran

Bandhu Prasad

Co-founder-Director • Trivi Art Concerns • male
Thiruvanathanapuram, India

Avani Rao Gandra

Founder • ICONART • female
Hyderabad, India

Ashvin E Rajagopalan

Director + Founder • Piramal Art Foundation + Ashvita • male
Chennai, India

Archana Thapa

Founder Director • Akshar Creations, Nepal • female
Nepal

Abdul Hamid Hemat

Media Officer • Aga Khan Trust for Culture • male
Afghanistan

Poornima Sardana

Founder • Museums Of Hope • female
New Delhi, India

Pooja Sood

Founder & Director • Founder - Khoj & ArthinkSouthAsia

Ruchira Das

Deputy Director | Founder Director • ArthinkSouthAsia |ThinkArts

Ruchira Das

Founder • Think Arts • female
Kolkata, India

Saloni Anand

Project Coordinator • ArthinkSouthAsia

Sanyukta Saha

Founder and Artistic Director • Aagaaz Theatre Trust • female
New Delhi, India

Madhavan Pillai

Executive Director • Center For Alternative Photography

Meera Krishnan

Senior Arts Manager • Prakriti Foundation • female
Chennai, India

Aruna Ganesh Ram

Artistic Director • Visual Respiration • female
Chennai, India

Veda Aggarwal

Director + Director + Director General + Co-Founder • Calcutta Classical Guitar Society + Live In Series + Indian Guitar Federation + Black-and-White Fountain • female
Kolkata, India

Shridhar Shivananda Hegde

Working Member + Yakshagana & Performing Artist • Idagunji Mandali • male
Karnataka, India

Shahana Parveen

Joint Director and Station Manager & Head of Program + Joint Director + Media and Cultural Activist • Radio Padma + Center for Communication and Development (CCD Bangladesh) • female
Rajshahi, Bangladesh

Mohammad Karim Asir

Executive Director • Parwana Theatre & Puppet Theatre Group • male
Kabul, Afghanistan

Maryam Malmir

Founder + Performer and Choreographer of Contemporary D • `Tarab' Art Gallery & Tarabsaz Publishers + Maha Dance Group • female
Tehran, Iran

Komal Chamling

Founder-Editor + Founder-Editor • Artem + Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) • female
Sikkim, India

Kazi Tahsin Agaz

Founder and Curator + Photojournalist + Activist / Curator / Documentary Film Maker / Photojournalist / Visual Artist / Curator • Ghartera + The Daily Star • male
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Haidari Ghulam Reza

Administration Manager + Trainer/Manager in Photography and Videography • Bamiyan Culture and Art House • male
Bamiyan, Afghanistan

Govinda Parajuli

Arts Manager + Freelance Art Producer & Theatre Practitioner • Mandala Theatre • male
Kathmandu, Nepal

Gayatri N

Founding Trustee & Director of Operations • Chennai Photo Biennale, FOUNDATION • she/her
Chennai, India

Asifuzzaman Khan

Head of Strategic Planning & Festival Manager • Dhaka International FolkFest • he/him
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Anuradha Pathak

Kolkata Chapter at Council for Arts and Social Practice + Administrative and Design Consultant + Independent Artist, Designer and Researcher • Co-Director & Head | Council for Arts and Social Practice • female
Kolkata, India

Aditi Zacharias

Director • Kerala Museum • female
Kochi, India

Abhinit Khanna

Founding Member and Head Arts Manager + Art Consultant + Independent Arts Manager • The Fort Arts Centre + FSCA • male
Mumbai, India

Vanessa Maria Mirza

Founder and Artistic Director • Dance Bridges • female
Kolkata, India

Suraj Prasad

Co-Founder • Lightcube • male
Delhi, India

Shabnam Lilani Bawa

Programmes Co-ordinator + Founder + Production Specialist and Gallery Manager • The CONA Foundation + TheArtPlace.in + Volte Gallery • female
Mumbai, India

Samira Hashemi-Fesharaki

Co-Founder & Co-Director + Artist, Curator and Educator • Va Space and Residency • female
Isfahan, Iran

Salma Jamal

Research and Planning Director • Gidree Bawlee Foundation of Arts • female
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Sadya Mizan

Founder and Director + Designer + Independent Curator • Uronto + TV Scheduler • female
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Rajitha Hettiarachchi

Partner and Creative Head + Founder and Director + Writer, Director, Producer and Actor • IdeaCouch + AnandaDrama • male
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Rachna Pande

CoFounder • TripMyWay • female
Gurgoan, India

Najeebullah Farzad

Executive Director + Founder • Asia Culture House + Seven Leaves of Arts, Farhangsara • male
Kabul, Afghanistan

Makan Ashgvari

Founder + Musician, Actor, Music Teacher & Music Manager • Otaghkar • male
Tehran, Iran

Lubna Shaheen

Ziro Festival of Music + Basar Artist Residency + Phoenix Rising Cultural Events • Founding Member + Programme Producer + Consultant + Independent Arts and Culture Consultant • female
Guwahati, India

Kazi Toufikul Islam

Chief Secretary & Founding Member + Faculty Member -Department of Drama and Acting • Prachyanat Theatre Company + Scholastica • male
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Amrutha R

Museum Curator • The Heritage Museum, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) • female
Bangalore, India

Aakriti Thami

CEO • Dharavai Art Room • female
Darjeeling, India

Trishla Talera

Director • TIFA Working Studios • she/her
Pune, India

Tanya Dutt

Art Ichol • Manager, Administrator and Coordinator • female
Maihar, India

Shanika Myriam Perera

Colomboscope + Geoffrey Bawa Trust • Graphic Designer and Curatorial Assistant + Programme Manager • female
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Samireh Dinari

Artafrynarts and Cultural Institution for the Disabled • Director • female
Bandar Abbas, Iran

Reena Dewan

Artist & Cultural Leader • Kolkata Centre for Creativity • she/her
Kolkata, India

Ragini Singh Khushwaha

The Drama School Mumbai + ArtNowThus • Programme Head - Administration and Development + Founder-Director • female
Mumbai, India

Preeti Goel Sanghi

Art, Culture & Heritage at JSW Foundation + LS Raheja College of Architecture, Mumbai • Architect and Project Head + Professor of Allied Design • female
Mumbai, India

Mohammad Ali Sheida

CEO • Rowzana Film Production • male
Bamyan Province, Afghanistan

Behzad Nejadghanbar

Emkan Gallery + Editor + Editor & Writer • Director + Herfeh Honarmand Quarterly + Underline Magazine, British Council • male
Tehran, Iran

Anu Ghosalkar

Founder and Artistic Director • Yes • female
Bangalore, India

Afrida Mahbub

Director & Chief Operating Officer • LiveSquare • female
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Sujay Dinar Saple

Artistic Director & Founder + Freelance performer, lighting designer and workshop conductor • ShapeShift • male
Mumbai, India

Shiva Pathak

Co-founder / Artistic Director • Sandbox Collective • female
Bangalore, India

Sanayah Malik

Sanayah Malik

Senior Research Analyst • The Citizens Archive of Pakistan • female
Lahore, Pakistan

Ramachandran K

Founder Member & Festival Director • Keli • male
Mumbai, India

Prasad Vithal Lolayekar

Director of Art & Culture • Government of Goa • male
Goa, India

Nikhil Kartar Hemrajani

Head of Operations • Sitara Studio • male
Mumbai, India

Mahdi Hosseini

Founder & Director + Manager • PeykArt + Bomrani Music Band • male
Tehran, Iran

Mohammad Daud Hedayati

Business Mentoring Officer • Turquoise Mountain • male
Kabul, Afghanistan

Maryam Altaf Cheema

Pakistan International Mountain Film Festival + PIYAR Pakistan Institute of Youth, Artists & Research • Co-founder & Festival Director + Founder-Director • female
Lahore, Pakistan

JMK Nicholas

Director • Kälam : a space for cultural encounters • male
Vavuniya, Sri Lanka

Hina Siddiqui

Founder & Creative Director + Communications Head + Freelance Director & Project Manager • Orchestrated Q’works + Theatre Professionals • female
Pune, India

Bimal Subedi

Founder & Artistic Director • Theater Village • male
Kathmandu, Nepal

Anjani Khanna

Founding Director • Contemporary Clay Foundation • female
Mumbai, India

Varda Nisar

Founder • Karachi Children's Art Fest • female
Karachi, Pakistan

Tooraj Khamazadeh

Co-founder & Board of Directors + Curator & Art & Program Manager + Independent Artist • Rybon Art Center Rybon Art Center + Kooshk Residency • male
Tehran, Iran

Tanzim Wahab

Vice Principal + Curator + Co - Editor + Chief Curator • Pathshala South Asian Media Institute + Chobimela International Festival of Photography + Kamra + Bengal Foundation • male
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Shoaib Iqbal

Founder-Director + Director • The Little Art, Festival + Lahore International Children’s Film Festival • male
Lahore, Pakistan

Saloni Doshi

Founder-Director • Space 118 • female
Mumbai, India

Radhika Hettiarachchi

Managing Director/Lead Consultant • Development Strategies Group (DSG), Sri Lanka, • female
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Paramita Saha

Co-founder &Co-Director • ArtsForward • female
Kolkata, India

Nischal Oli

Senior Coordinator • Siddhartha Arts Foundation Education Initiative • male
Kathmandu, Nepal

Neeraj Bhasin

Founder, CEO & President + Filmmaker & Founder • Heritage Commons + Ihsan Talkies • male
Faridabad, India

Kasha Vande

Director • PondyART & Pondy PHOTO • female
Pondicherry, India

Jothi Xavier

Founder, Managing Trustee & Director • Green the Blue Trust • male
Baroda, India

Azadeh Malakzadeh

PR Manager & Coordinator • Off Studio • female
Tehran, Iran

Aparna Uppaluri

Founder-Director • Antara Artists' Collective • female
Bangalore, India

Baan G

Independent Musician • Independent • male
Delhi, India

Sayed Badrul Karim

Independent Photographer and Videographer • male
Bangladesh

Raania Durrani

Advisor-Co-Founder + Visual Arts Coordinator • Peace Niche • female
Pakistan

Priyanka Patel

Co-Founder/Partner + Director • The Looking Glass + Adhyayan • female
Mumbai, India

Niranjani Iyer

Independent Actor, Dancer, Choreographer, Pedagogue, Young Audiences • female
Delhi, India

Mary Therese Kurkalang

Founder-Director + Founding Member & Programming Consultant + Adivisory Committee Member • Khublei + NO MAN’S LAND + SAMANVAY: IHC Indian Languages' Festival • female
Shillong, India

Kavita Shah

Founder Member & Managing Trustee • Chhaap Foundation for Print-making Trust • female
Baroda, India

Kamal Pruthi

Founder & Artistic Director + Artistic Curator • Museum Theatre Company + Short and Sweet Festival, Bangalore • male
Delhi, India

Yashwant Parashar

Curator, Director, Coordinator • Spicmacay, Arthshila • male
Muzzafarpur, India

Virginia Rodrigues

Creative Manager • Indian Ensemble • female
Bangalore, India

Vikram Iyengar

Founder and Director / Artistic Director / various • Pickle Factory Dance Foundation / Ranan / freelance • male
Kolkata, India

Tejshvi Jain

Indian Music Experience

Tejshvi jain

Founder director • ReReeti foundation • female
Bangalore, India

Tayeba Begum Lipi

Visual artist & Founder Trustee • Britto Arts Trust • female
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Sharath Nambiar

Senior Manager • Dakshinchitra • male
Chennai, India

Ruchita Madhok

Founder • Kahani Designworks • female
Mumbai, India

Ranjana Dave

Programmes Director • Gati Dance Forum, but I'm mainly an independent practitioner at the moment. • female
Delhi, India

Menika van der Poorten

Artistic Advisory Board + Artistic Advisory Board & Arts Manager • Colombo Art Biennale + Galle Music Festival   • female
Rajagiriya, Srilanka

Maral Ashgevari

Co-Founder & Curator + Manager • Berke' Group + 'What was' • female
Tehran, Iran

Mandeep Singh Raikhy

Managing Director • Gati Dance Forum • male
New Delhi, India

Madhuja Mukherjee

Professor, Film Studies • Jadhavpur University • female
Kolkata, India

Kesavan Nambudiri

Founder & Director + Creative Director + Coordinator • Theatreconnekt + National Theatre Festival Kerela + International Theatre Festival Kerela • male
Thrissur, India

Ashmina Ranjit

Founder-Director • LASANAA (Activism through art) • female
Kathmandu, Nepal

Alina Mahmood Chaudry

Arts Manager • Rastay NGO • female
Islamabad, Pakistan

Ruhi Jhunjhunwala

Associate - Programming • Ranga Shankara Theatre • female
London, UK

Prasanna Pitigala Liyanage

Senior lecturer • University of Moratuwa • male
Srilanka

P Madhavan

Founder Member & Executive Director • Goa CAP (Goa Centre for Alternative Photography • male
Delhi, India

Menaka Rodriguez

Head - Resource Moblisation and Outreach • India Foundation for the Arts • female
Bangalore, India

Mayank Kaul

Founder-Director • Nuance Designs & Consultancy Pvt. Ltd • male
Delhi, India

Mariam Mana

Administrative Manager - Afghanistan Cinema Club • female
Afghanistan

Mallika Taneja

Program Coordinator & Independent Theatre Artist • Downstairs • female
Delhi, India

Faisal Malik

President and Artistic Director • Thespianz Theater + Thespianz Foundation • male
Karachi, Pakistan

Ehsan Rasoulouf

Director + CEO • Mohsen Art Gallery + Mahriz Publishing and Recording • male
Iran

Diya Bannerjee

Associate Fellow, Film and Television Unit • TERI – THE ENERGY AND RESOURCES INSTITUTE • female
Geneva, Switzerland

Debu Bhattacharyya

Producer/Chief Executive. • Theme Entertainment. • male
Kolkata, India

Azita Ebadi

Co-founder + Part-time editorial assistant for an art magazine • ArtEngineers + Art Tomorrow • female
Iran

Alam Khorshed

Owner & Manager • BishaudBangla • male
Bangladesh

Avinash Kumar

Co-founder • Quicksand Studio & BLOT • male
Goa, India

Ashish Mehta

Technical Director, Stage Manager and Production Manager • Aasakta Kalamanch • male
Pune, India

Vinay Kumar

Director • Bodhgaya biennale • male
Delhi, India

Sudhanva Deshpande

Actor & Director + Managing Editor • Jana Natya Manch + LeftWord Books • male
Delhi, India

Satish Nandgaonkar

Senior Editor + Journalist • The Telegraph + Mumbai Mirror • male
Mumbai, India

Sandhya Kumar

independent filmmaker • Coloured Glass Films Vikalp bengaluru • female
Bengaluru, India

Rashmi Dhanwani

Founder • Art X Company & Arts & Culture Resources India • female
Mumbai, India

Radhika Borde

Founder + Steering Committee Member & Editor of Newsletter & Researcher • The Little Tradition + CSVPA • female
Ranchi, India

Priya Pall

Founder + Independent Art Consultant / Curator • Artinsights • female
Delhi, India

Nafis Ahmed

Managing Director • The Live Square • male
Toronto, Canada

Mallika Prasad

Co-founder and Director • Actors Ensemble India Forum (AEIF) • female
Bangalore, India

Gurmeet Rai

Director & Principal Conservation Architect • Cultural Resource Conservation Initiative • female
Delhi, India

Dr. Hanne de Bruin-Rajagopal

Founder • Kattaikkuttu Sangam • female
Tamil Nadu, India

ASM Rezaur Rahman

Director • Chobimela • male
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Ashwath Bhatt

Artistic Director • The Theatre Garage Project • male
Ghaziabad, India

Anil Cherukupalli

Photographer, Writer & Filmmaker • male
Delhi, India

Abantee Dutta

Founder-Director + Policy and Capacity Building • Nilima's Workshop + Studio for Legal Research • female
Delhi, India

Vidya Shivdas

Director + Curator • The Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (FICA) + Vadhera Art Gallery • female
Delhi, India

Suresh Jairam

Founder-Director • 1.shanthiroad studio gallery • male
Bangalore, India

Sudhanva Ranade

Director & Member Secretary of Board of Management and Executive Committee • Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum • male
Pune, India

Sonal Jain

Artistic Director + Coordinator • Desire Machine Collective + Periferry • female
Guwahati, India

Hasan Zakizadeh

Production Manager + Independent Photographer • ZH Afghanistan • male
Kabul, Afghanistan

Sithumini Rathnamala

Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Architecture + Coordinator • University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka + Moving image Communication Design. • male
Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Sayak Mukherjee

Operations and Events Coordinator • Greenwich Dance • male
London, United Kingdom

Renu Oberoi

Head, Programmes • Habitat World + India Habitat Centre • female
Delhi, India

Karma Wangchuk

Conservation Engineer • DCHS, Dept. of Culture, Bhutan • male
Thimphu, Bhutan

Himanshu Verma

Curator & Entrepreneur • Red Earth • male
Delhi, India

Bhavna Kakar

Founder-Director + Editor-Publisher • Latitude 28 Gallery + TAKE on Art magazine • female
Delhi, India

Archana Prasad

Founder-CCO, Dara.network + Founder-Director, BeFantastic.in & Jaaga.in • Dara.network • she/her
Bangalore, India

Anupama Gowda

Founder / Chief Creative Officer + Managing Trustee • Workbench Project + Yuva Chintana Foundation • female
Bangalore, India

Anupa Mehta

Director • AIAF + THE LOFT + ARTWORKS • female
Mumbai, India

Amrita Gupta Singh

Program Director • Mohile Parikh Center • female
Mumbai, India