The Studio/Gallery at 1.Shanthiroad provides space for slide lectures, small conferences, installations, performances, screenings and informal gatherings for artists and the alternative art community. We have consistently engaged with local artists, writers and creative individuals. We believe in networking and supporting other alternative groups and institutions with similar goals.

We are administrated by a not for profit trust VAC –visual art collective.

We recently curated a collaborative project- REWA - to commemorate fifty years in exile with THINK TIBET and the Tibetan community. This was funded byANA-ARTS NETWORK ASIA. Singapore.

Our architect Meeta Jain has won an award for designing this innovative and multi dimensional space in 2008. We are honored to have received the Robert Bosch Institutional Grant in 2009.


Suresh Jayaram

Is Visual artist and curator; He has been involved in teaching Art History at the Karnataka Chitra Kala Parishath and was later the Dean. He is the founder director of Visual Art Collective/1.Shanthi Road, an alternative space for visual art. As a Visual Artist he has been focusing on the history of

Bangalore’s horticultural heritage and the changing landscape of Bangalore apart from researching

contemporary Indian art.

He has focused on curating collaborative events between south Asian countries for KHOJ INTERNATIONAL ARTIST ASSOCIATION.



Blog Entries

Concrete Dreams-a photo essay by Cop Shiva

20 Jul 2011 | 1.Shanthiroad

Concrete dreams 0n wasteland site Bangalore, a city of migrants, has been growing vertically with concrete structures...

Trespassers will be prosecuted.

15 Jun 2011 | 1.Shanthiroad

Wasteland in Bangalore/India The story of a city and its spaces. Bangalore is...