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Neha is an entrepreneur and an art collector based in London. She has more than a decade of experience in London real-estate and Arts.
Her passion for Arts lead her to Sotheby's Institute, London where she worked for nearly three years before completing her MA in Art Business from the Institute. She curated her first art exhibition titled Living Traditions in April 2013 in London with the aim of promoting traditional arts from India.
Neha has served on the advisory board of Fine Art Bourse, an online auction house, growing its business. Neha currently sits on the South Asian Acquisitions Committee (SAAC) at TATE.
Neha lives with her two children and husband in a leafy part of London.
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Claire is an independent art adviser and curator working with international contemporary artists, galleries and collectors from across the globe.
Claire has previously held leadership roles with Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London where she was the Marketing Director for eight years. She has led the international marketing team in London, Singapore and New York, working closely with leading academics.
Prior to working in the art world, Claire worked as a professional linguist, and as a B2B marketing manager in the management consultancy sector. She has held specialist roles with global consulting firms EY, McKinsey & Company, and Accenture in London and Germany.
Claire holds an MA in Contemporary Art from Sotheby’s Institute Art, a BA (Hons) in Modern Languages from London University and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Shanti Panchal is a leading London based Master Indian artist renowned for his watercolour paintings. He is the winner of various prestigious awards including The John Moores Painting Prize, Liverpool 2018/1989, Ruth Borchard self-portrait Prize 2015, Eastern Eye ACTA for Arts in 2016, The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition in 2012/2001 and the BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London 1991. His work is widely collected by private and public institutions such as The British Museum, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; Birmingham Museum; The Imperial War Museum, London; The Arts Council of England; The Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Collection, London and many more. He has been the artist-in-residence at the British Museum; The Harris Museum in Preston and Winson and Newton Art Factory, London.
Shanti was born in Mesar, Gujarat and studied arts at the Sir JJ School of Arts, Mumbai. In 1978 he came to England on a scholarship from British Council to study at the Byam Shaw School of Art, London. His works can be seen regularly at some of the top galleries in London and abroad.
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Farah Siddiqui is a curator, advisor and a private art dealer with over a decade of experience in Modern and Contemporary Arts from South Asia. She founded the FSCA Art Advisory in 2004 that offers consultancy service for private collectors, foundations and museums worldwide.
Farah has consulted with global art and design foundations such as the Be Open Foundation, Switzerland and the Piramal Foundation, India. She has been instrumental in organising special India visits for curators, directors and patrons of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Vancouver Art Gallery Museum.
Recently, under the patronage of Elephant Family's joint Royal President's TRH’s The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles and Lady Camilla Parker Bowles, Farah curated the first edition of Elephant Parade travelling across India in 2017- 2018. This is the largest public art project of its type in India. Farah now sits on the Board of Elephant Family Foundation India.
A regular contributor to art columns in Asian newspapers and publications, Farah is a leading voice in the South Asian Art market. She lives in Mumbai, India.
AMIT KUMAR JAIN
An independent arts and culture manager with previous experience and expertise in museum and collection management, auctions and appraisals, gallery strategies and acquisitions. With knowledge of Modern and Contemporary Art from the Indian sub-continent, Amit provides a holistic and ethical approach to collecting, maintenance and deaccessioning of art collections.
Amit's previous experiences include his role as the Head of Exhibitions at the Museum of Art & Photography (Bengaluru), Associate Vice-President at Saffronart, Director-Special Initiatives at The Savara Foundation for the Arts and Head of Programs at the Devi Art Foundation, Delhi. He has curated numerous exhibitions including the 3rd edition of the Colombo Art Biennale (2014) and has served as an advisor to Nepal Arts Council in the past. He lives and works in New Delhi, India.