People

Our Director Saloni Doshi

Born in 1979, Saloni is an art patron and collector of contemporary, tribal, aboriginal art from India and the subcontinent. Saloni 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.


In 2009, 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 – Space118. An avid reader and photographer, Saloni also wrote for the Arts and Culture pages of TOI. She was the Founder Chairperson of the Bombay Chapter of Young FICCI Ladies Organization (YFLO) and the past Chairperson for the London School of Economics Alumni in Bombay, which she ran for 10 years. In 2016, Saloni was also awarded the prestigious ArtThinkSouthAsia (ATSA) Fellowship sponsored by Khoj, British Council, and the Goethe Institute. She has curated three shows: Making Space: Celebrating 10 years of Space118 in 2019, All is Not Lost 20:20:20 in 2020 at Sakshi Gallery, and All That is Life in 2021 at Space118. Saloni has moderated several discussions on art residencies and art collecting and is currently writing her book on “Mapping Residencies in India”.

Jyothi Elza George

Jyothi Elza George is the Program Manager at Space 118. She holds a Master’s degree in Ancient Indian Culture, History, and Archaeology from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. She formerly worked as Outreach Officer of Kerala Museum, Kochi working broadly in the area of audience engagements and the Google Arts & Culture digitisation project of the Museum Collection. She started her career as Projects Coordinator at Anupam Heritage Lab (India) Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai monitoring Art Conservation and Restoration projects of the institution. She considers herself a forever learner, eager to implement effective strategies to achieve her goals and continues to explore the many facets of arts management.

Nisha Syed

Nisha Syed is a history, heritage and art enthusiast. She has completed her B.A. in History from Wilson College, Mumbai and M.A in History (Medieval) from MS University, Baroda. She has worked as a Summer Intern at the CSMVS Museum, Mumbai. She has also conducted a heritage walk in the ‘Walled City of Baroda’, in association with India Heritage Walks. She is an avid reader, writer and admirer of heritage structures.

IN THE MEDIA

  1. January 2006
    Art India Magazine, Mumbai, India
    FOR THE LOVE OF ART 

  2. May 2010     
    The Times of India     
    MUSEUMS OF THE FUTURE

  3. April 2011
    Mumbai Boss, Mumbai, India   
    CULTURE WARS

  4. April 2011       
    The Times of India       
    ART HAS NO BORDERS

  5. August 2013   
    Art Trend, Mumbai, India   
    FOUR TO SHOW

  6. October 2014   
    Mid-Day, Mumbai, India   
    SMART ART MOVE

  7. February 2018   
    The Better India, Mumbai, India   
    CREATING TOGETHER

  8. May 2018   
    Hindustan Times, Mumbai, India   
    PAINTING THE BIG APPLE RED

  9. June 2018   
    Mid-Day, Mumbai, India   
    ART, UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL

  10. November 2018
    Mumbai Mirror, Mumbai, India
    GETAWAY BIRTHDAY

  11. January 2019   
    Mint-Lounge, Mumbai, India   
    THE INSTA-MUSEUMS

  12. February 2019   
    Mumbai Mirror, Mumbai, India   
    GUEST – LAUNCH PARTY

  13. October 2019   
    Mumbai Mirror, Mumbai, India   
    LUNCHING IN LONDON

  14. October 2019     
    Mojarto     
    MAKING SPACE

  15. November 2019     
    Mumbai Mirror, Mumbai, India     
    COLLECTOR AT THE ABU DHABI ART FAIR

  16. March 2020     
    Art Journal, Mumbai, India     
    MAKING SPACE(S)

  17. March 2020     
    Hello! Art Collectors, Mumbai, India     
    THE COLLECTOR’S WAY

  18. March 2020     
    ArtTactic South Asia : Special Report     
    ART AND PHILANTHROPY 2020 DUBAI

  19. April 2020     
    Independent Collectors, Berlin, Germany     
    WRAPPED UP IN INDIA

  20. April 2020     
    The Asian Age, Mumbai, India     
    ART AUCTIONS COME TO LIFE ONLINE 

  21. April 2020     
    Deccan Chronicle     
    ART AUCTIONS COME TO LIFE ONLINE

  22. June 2020     
    The New York Times, NYC, USA     
    AS THE WORLD GOES AROUND, A GENERATION GAP OPENS

  23. July 2020      
    The Asian Curator, Asia 
    INTERVIEW – SALONI DOSHI

  24. November 2020     
    Pune Mirror, Pune, India     
    THE COLOUR OF HOPE

  25. November 2020
    Beautiful Homes, Mumbai, India   
    THIS HOME IN MUMBAI IS JUST THE INSPIRATION ART LOVERS NEED

  26. December 2020     
    Mumbai Mirror, Mumbai, India     
    SMALL TALK: AT HOME WITH ART

  27. January 2021       
    Elle Decor Magazine, Mumbai, India
    AFFAIRS OF THE ART

  28. June 2021
    Vogue.in, India
    SALONI DOSHI’S ART-FILLED MUMBAI HOME IS A STUDY IN LUXURY AND PRACTICALITY

  29. August, 2021
    Red FM 93.5
    ART OF THE MATTER: How to build a strong art collection on a modest budget?