Baroda, Gujarat – 1999
SITE Art Space is a one-stop destination for sculpture and architecture solutions.
It is located in the heart of Vadodara’s industrial area. But once you walk inside the
space, the lush green grass and the thick foliage of trees at the SITE helps you ignore the
The art space was established in the year of 1999 by two brothers, Manish and
Piyush Maheshwari, as Rachaita Creative Solutions. Soon, they introduced the SITE art
space, under which there is a display gallery, a gift show, a cafe, and India’s first
residency dedicated to sculpting. The unique aspect of the residency is that it is a one-
stop-shop for all the tools and infrastructure to help an artist to create kinetic and
monumental sculptures. With the help and support of Manish’s technical expertise and
his skilled team, the artists have created some spectacular sculptures in the past. For
instance, all the fiber-glass elephants that were part of the Elephant Parade in 2017 were
made at SITE art space. The project was funded by the British royal family, and the
donation was made to conserve the elephant population in India. In the past they have
also hosted international artists like the German artists Ellinor Euler and Salmagundi
an artist from Australia.
The gallery space, which is unique in its makeshift multipurpose walls, was designed by
Samira Rathod in 2013. The gallery space is regularly used to display the collection and
to host art shows. Even if the residency is not an active aspect of SITE art space in the
present day, the fascinating aspect of the space is, it still retains the essence of the
creative interaction that took place.