Gallery Profile: Chemould Prescott Road
Gallery Chemould, was founded by Kekoo and Khorshed Gandhy in Bombay in 1963. It is one of India’s oldest commercial art spaces and has nurtured and represented many of the country’s leading artists. Shireen Gandhy took over as director in 1988.
In 2007, Gallery Chemould shifted as Chemould Prescott Road to a modern, loft-like space equipped for large-scale exhibitions. In the past year, it has exhibited experimental, cutting-edge installations by Mithu Sen, Anant Joshi, Archana Hande, Reena Kallat and L. N. Tallur and of media works by Shilpa Gupta, Gigi Scaria, Rashid Rana, Jitish Kallat, Tushar Joag, Shakuntala Kulkarni, Shezad Dawood and Vivan Sundaram. Chemould Prescott Road has also been part of international art fairs like Art Dubai, FIAC, Art Basel (and Art Basel Unlimited), Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Hong Kong, Art Basel in Hong Kong and India Art Fair.
The gallery successfully completed 50 years of its existence and celebrated it with 5 iconic exhibitions curated by Geeta Kapur in 2013 – 2014.