Saloni Doshi grew up in New Delhi where she went to school at Sardar Patel Vidyalaya. She graduated with a double honors degree in Politics and Economics at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, a Post Graduate Diploma in Social Communications Media at the Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai and then moved on to pursue her Master’s in Media and Communication at the London School of Economics, London. She also has a Diploma in Art Criticism and Theory (ACT) and Indian Art Aesthetics from Jnanapravaha, Mumbai.
After more than 5 years at the Times of India, where she played a pivotal role in digitizing all the print publications by creating their websites, she decided to pursue her passion and follow her heart. Saloni has been a devoted collector of art ever since she graduated from college; however, her journey into a career of art began when she interned at Osian’s Fine Art auction house for a brief period.
In 2010 she decided to develop a part of her warehouse space in South Mumbai into Artist Studios and Residencies to give to the artists’ community something that was lacking and much required in the city – space. An avid reader and photographer, Saloni also dabbles in writing for the Arts and Culture pages of TOI. She is the Founder Chairperson of the Bombay Chapter of Young FICCI Ladies Organization (YFLO) and the current Chairperson for the London School of Economics Alumni in Bombay. Saloni was recently awarded the prestigious ArtThinkSouthAsia (ATSA) Fellowship 2015-16 sponsored by Khoj, British Council and the Goethe Institute.
Wayne Pinto grew up in Mumbai, where he went to school at Don Bosco High School, Borivali. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts (Painting) from Rachana Sansad AFAC, Mumbai in 2015. He has worked as an Intern for Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum, Byculla (2013-2014) and is currently working as the Program Officer of Space 118, Mazgaon Mumbai since November 2016.
Mishra ji, was born in 1962 in Allahabad, UP. He did his schooling from CMP degree college, Allahabad. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Awadh University, Faizalbad, UP, India. He has worked at Jalan Dyeing and Bleaching Mills, Lower Parel since 1995 for 10 years. He has been working as a trusted accountant of Space 118 since 2010
Krishna V Parab
Parab ji was born in 1956 in Madgaon, Konkan, Goa and did his schooling from At Post, Malgaon, District Shindhudurga. He worked with Kohinoo Mills, Mumbai for 24 years since 1976. He is a trusted and efficient supervisor of Space 118 since 2010 and has been for 5 years.