Established in 1994, Bose Pacia was the first gallery in the West specializing exclusively in contemporary South Asian art. Over the past decade, Bose Pacia has held over 60 exhibitions and is internationally regarded for promoting the South Asian avant-garde. The gallery fosters an active discourse between contemporary South Asian artists and the international art community by featuring exhibitions that contextualize contemporary art from this geographic region within its rich artist traditions and current social tensions.
In December of 2003, Nature Morte partnered with Bose Pacia and opened a new 2500-square-foot gallery space in the heart of New Delhi. Nature Morte was founded in 1982 by Peter Nagy. It had been a fixture in New York's East Village art scene throughout the 1980s. The partnership between Bose Pacia and Nature Morte has continued and in 2006 Bose Pacia Kolkata opened its doors as the latest collaboration between these two galleries. Together Bose Pacia, Nature Morte, and Bose Pacia Kolkata continue to promote avant-garde contemporary art from South Asian and beyond.
Many of our artists launched their careers in North America with exhibitions at Bose Pacia. Several have since exhibited in prestigious museums and curated events worldwide such as the Tate Modern, the Reina Sofia, the Vienna Kunsthalle, the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, the Walker Art Center, the Bern Kunstmuseum, the Asia Society, the Japan Foundation, Documenta, and the Venice Biennale. Additionally, they have received significant critical acclaim in publications such as The New York Times, Art in America, Artforum, Art India, Art Review, and many others.