People

Our Director
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.

Program Manager 
Al-Qawi Nanavati was born in Mumbai and went to Jamnabai Narsee School, after which she completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA. She has exhibited her artwork at the Zhou B Art Center, the Union Arts Club, the Peggy Notebaert Museum, the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, USA amongst others. Her interest in administration came from her time in Chicago where she was working as an educator and curator. Once she moved back to Mumbai she immediately applied to Space 118 and joined as one of the program managers in September, 2018.
 
Program Manager 

Shardaprasad Mishra
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.