Introduction

Saloni Doshi Collection

The Saloni Doshi Collection (SDC) positions itself as an eclectic collection of more than eight hundred Indian and South Asian contemporary artworks across visual genres such as paintings, photographs, textile, sculptures, and other mixed media collected over a period of twenty one years. SDC enterprises to bridge the gap between public accessibility and private patronage under the stewardship of Mumbai-based patron Saloni Doshi. Doshi’s involvement with the arts began at an early stage when she began studying the classical dance form Bharatnatyam along with Hindustani Classical music under Shubha Mudgal. In the early 2000s, she began working at Osian’s, a leading auction house back then, and was slowly absorbed into the field of visual arts and its appreciation. She was also trained in photography and film by her professor Jeroo Mulla at Sophia College.

A decade later, Doshi transformed a warehouse space in South Mumbai to cater to a budding artistic community that was in serious need of studios and residencies. These efforts culminated in the establishment of Space118, one of the foremost art spaces on the western coast of the country. The institution has since supported hundreds of visual practices. Doshi’s creative vision has also allowed her to helm curatorial roles; most recently, she curated All Is Not Lost 20:20:20 (2020) at Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, and Making Space: Celebrating 10 Years of Space118 (2019) at Space118, Mumbai.

‘The Right to Look’, the recently concluded display of fine art photography, is a testament to Doshi’s profound commitment to the dissemination and wider acceptance of a highly democratic medium of art across society. Today, SDC is focused on becoming a pivotal point in the arts and culture ecosystem, and encouraging a community of new-age collectors, artists, enthusiasts, and patrons.