Asia Art Projects
Asia Art Projects was an art agency founded in Mumbai by Elise Foster Vander Elst in 2011. For the past seven years it ran as a social enterprise, aiming to positively impact people's lives through art and culture and create a platform for debate and change.
Since 2018, AAP's activities have been wound down. For further details about past projects, visit the contact page to get in touch.
We conceptualised and executed contemporary art projects with the aim of bringing visual art to the broader public and helping develop cross-cultural collaborations, be it through festivals, exhibitions, artist-led workshops or our Mumbai Art Map.
Our initiatives connected new networks, bringing together traditional artistic circles with less conventional audiences, developing free public art throughout the country.
From 2011 to 2018 the company produced sustainable art exhibitions, festivals and projects that were free to the public and do not have the art market as a raison d’être throughout India. Thanks to these activities we contributed to developing cultural and creative infrastructure in the country in a meaningful way.
We also acted as visual arts consultants and producers for international arts councils, museums and institutions that wished to develop their arts programmes and engage with wider audiences. Our projects often provided a platform for cross-cultural dialogue through the exhibition of international works in India.
Past clients include Science Museum London, The Wellcome Trust, London and British Council India.