Amar Kanwar
Anita Dube, Founding Member
Bharti Kher, Founding Member, Chairperson
Manisha Parekh, Founding Member
Pooja Sood, Founding Member, Director
Savita Apte
Subodh Gupta, Founding Member
Urvashi Butalia


Pooja Sood

Pooja Sood  is a founding member and Director of Khoj International Artists’ Association which is an autonomous, not for profit  society committed to experimentation and exchange in the visual arts in India.. Under her stewardship, Khoj has grown from an annual event in 1997 to a small but vibrant building based institution which plays a central role in the development of experimental, interdisciplinary and critical contemporary art practice in India and South Asia.As Director of Khoj, she has worked actively to build a robust network of experimental spaces across south Asia resulting in the South Asian Network for the Arts ( SANA). Pooja Sood’s contribution has been in the field of curating alternative contemporary art practices in India as well as exploring different models of collaboration and institution building in India and South Asia.

Amongst other projects, she was Artistic Director and curator of 48C. Public Art. Ecology ( 2007-2008), the first public art project in India which commissioned 25 art projects by renowned Indian and international artist across 10 public sites in New Delhi. She was Curator of the Apeejay Media Gallery ( 2002-2007), the first dedicated space for new media art in India as well as Curator /Director for the Eicher Gallery( 1994-1998) , New Delhi.

Sood has served on several international juries, most recently being the IAPA award of the Institute of Public Art, Shanghai ( 2014) , the  Asia Pacific Breweries Signature prize hosted by the Singapore Art Museum ( 2014-15)and  the Korean Art prize, Seoul ( 2013).  She is a Patron of the international organisation More Europe( 2009-) . She is also a member of the Steering Group Committee on Arts Management for the Government of India( 2014-). 

She is a Chevening scholar for the Clore  Leadership Programme, UK ( 2009-2011). Pooja Sood has recently been appointed as Director General of the Jawahar Kala Kendra a multidisciplinary cultural space in Jaipur. ( November 2015 – )

Sood lives and works in New Delhi.


Radha Mahendru

Radha is a member of the Khoj curatorial and program team and focuses on the community-based projects and outreach of the organisation. She is a film maker and has graduated from Srishti School of Art and Design. Her interdisciplinary approach to art-making spans sectors and guides her interactions with the community. Her interests include food, feminism and travelling.

Mario D’Souza

Mario works as a Curator and Programs Manager at Khoj. He holds a Master’s in Art History and Aesthetics from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda and a BA in Literature from St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad. Outside of work, he is a researcher and game theorist working on an ongoing series of papers on Virtual Reality and Art Video Games in the Global South. His interests include Food Politics, Gender, Feminism and Fiction.


Mila Samdub

Mila Samdub studied creative writing at Bard College in upstate New York. He has interests like (hugging) trees, food, borderlands, and typography.



Suresh Pandey

Suresh Pandey serves as a Media & Production Coordinator at Khoj since June 2014. He is responsible for overseeing production and installation of work along with the program team, assisting artists with execution of their work , and the audio and video documentation of various programs at Khoj. Suresh has also been a great support to KHOJ prior to June 2014 as a program intern.


V.P. Manoj

Manoj is working as an accountant and administration officer at Khoj.  He holds a graduation degree from University of Delhi. He loves his work , family & football.

Laxmi Devi

Laxmi Devi Work  as a Junior accounts and administration officer at khoj. She holds a Master’s in M.COM from Ignou University and (H) From Shaheed Bhagat Singh College (DU). In her free time she loves to cook.

Zubin Ekka



Arun Chettri
Manohar Bhengra