Art Expo India (AEI) 2009 is conceptualized by renowned art expert Vickram Sethi and his son Digamber Sethi. The dynamic father-son duo is determined to make the event a successful one by combining their art expertise and managerial skills.
Mr Vickram Sethi has been actively engaged in promoting contemporary Indian art for over three decades. He is also the founder of The Arts Trust that organizes exhibitions and hosts art camps.
The Institute of Contemporary Indian Art (ICIA) serves as a logical extension of The Arts Trust to showcase a wide pool of talent and creativity. He has founded Asta Guru, an acclaimed online auction house, to connect art buyers from across the globe to Indian marketplace.
Digamber Sethi is looking after the logistics and organization of the expo that involves constant coordination between different individuals and institutions from the domain of art. He is currently studying at University of Glamorgan, Wales.
Giving an idea of the background work and research that has gone into setting up the expo, he states, “Before launching AEI, our team visited art fairs all over the world interacting with galleries and art buyers to understand their needs. We have the ability and knowledge to put together an event of such scale and magnitude that would cater to the needs of the broader art market.”