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.
Chahat Setia, Program Manager
With a bachelors’ degree in arts from Rannarain Ruia College in Mumbai, Chahat has worked in fashion for a few years before turning her interest in art into her career. She has recently completed her diploma in Modern and Contemporary Indian Arts and Curatorial Studies from Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum in Byculla. She also practices art herself, with basic knowledge in ceramics.
Mr. Mishra was born in 1962 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. He did his schooling from CMP Degree College, Allahabad. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Awadh University, Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh. He has worked at Jalan Dyeing and Bleaching Mills, Lower Parel for 10 years and is a trusted accountant of Space 118 since 2007.
Krishna V Parab
Mr. Parab was born in 1956 in Malegaon, Maharashtra and did his schooling from At Post, Malegaon, Sindhudurg. He has worked at Kohinoor Mills, Mumbai for 24 years and is a trusted and efficient supervisor of Space 118 since 2007.