Pitroda Art Gallery
Pitroda Art is a social enterprise which promotes global contemporary art through curated collections.
Our new initiative MOVEMENT: Art for Social Change will feature quarterly curated art collections that explore pressing social issues around the world.
MOVEMENT celebrates artists as champions of change; fearless in provocation; and vital to social movements. Artists have the ability to inspire people to see, think and act - that's why we seek to promote the transformative power of creative expression.
Each MOVEMENT Art Collection will kick-off with a Global Call-for-Entries, inviting artists to submit their work on a thematic issue. A panel of expert judges will curate the showcase and select the artwork that will comprise the final Collection.
These Collections will be available exclusively on our online gallery and promoted internationally. The proceeds from the sales of these works of art will be donated to the cause that it is supporting.
But it doesn't end there. The artwork will also be exhibited as public art installations, projected on iconic buildings around the world. We hope to mobilize impact, spark conversation and celebrate the arts as a vehicle for social change.
These are the themes we will be exploring in the upcoming MOVEMENT Collection:
Racial Justice - July 2020
COVID-19 - September 2020
Belonging - November 2020
Climate Change - January 2021
Femme - March 2021
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Sam Pitroda - Global Innovation Leader (India)
Sam is an internationally renowned inventor and tech guru, most notably known as the man that connected India by inventing the digital switch for the telephone. Sam’s love for the arts dates back to his childhood, where creativity was an outlet that complemented his math and science background. He is an avid international collector and has a love for abstract and geometrically inspired works. Sam has been painting for over 60 years and has created hundreds of pieces and thousands of sketches. He is currently working on his new book on 'Redesigning the World', mentoring social entrepreneurs globally and advocating for Gandhi's principles and values of inclusion, non-violence and peace.
Sonja Miokovic - Curator & Creator (Serbia/Canada)
Sonja grew up in an art gallery where she lived and breathed creativity as a child. What she loves most about the artistic process is the conversation with oneself while creating. As a social scientist and serial entrepreneur, creativity fuels her endeavours and feeds her love for putting unsuspecting things together. She has curated many shows with international artists, paints, dabbles in printmaking, silversmithing and sculpture. Having travelled to over 75 countries, visiting art galleries is the way she connects with places.
Carolina Pozo - Social Entrepreneur and Collector (Ecuador)
A lifelong art hunter who travels globally to discover and meet local artists, buy their art and engage with them to tell their stories. As a social entrepreneur she values the power of creativity for development and has led city-wide public policy and programs in her home city Quito, to promote cultural development and empower citizens working in the orange economy. In 2009 she established the non profit organization AVANTI, to design and implement innovative social impact project to fight poverty in Ecuador.