Rashmi Dhanwani is the Founder of the Art X Company. Prior to founding Art X Company, Rashmi has worked with NCPA Mumbai, Breakthrough in Delhi, the newspaper Daily News and Analysis (DNA); Kalaghoda Arts Festival, and The Goa Project. She holds a Masters in Cultural and Creative Industries from King’s College London. She has also been a recipient of the ARThink South Asia Fellowship (2011-12), a participant fellow at ‘The Academy—a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School and the Weill Music Institute’, a scholarship grantee of the JN Tata Trust and Charles Wallace India Trust, and a 2017 Global Fellow of the International Society for Performing Arts (ISPA), New York. Rashmi has also founded Arts Culture Resources India, a network and platform for cultural professionals in India and South Asia.
Sitara Chowfla is a creative consultant with experience working in curatorial, arts strategy & management, editorial, and brand communication roles. Recent positions include curator at Khoj International Arts Association (2013-2017), Guest Program Curator at India Art Fair (2019) and curator at Pulp Society (2019-20), and Editor and Head of Communications at Good Earth (2020-2021). Sitara contributes to the cultural sector in India in myriad ways. In 2020, she co-founded Goa Open Arts, which is a platform to support the growing creative community of Goa through public programs, community projects, artist grants and exhibitions. She is also an advisor to the Re-Frame Institute of Art and Expression, and to the Govandi Art Festival 2023. Sitara currently works as a project consultant with the Art-X Company in Mumbai, developing projects for capacity building and strategic management of the cultural sector in India.
Sitara holds an MA in Curating from the Royal College of Art, and a BA in Art History from Bryn Mawr College.
Kavya Iyer is a Research Manager at the Art X Company. After a Masters in International Development from Sciences Po, Paris she went on to pursue a Masters in Dance Studies (Choreomundus) in Europe. She is passionate about participatory research, fieldwork, community-driven initiatives, and intersections between academic and corporeal practices. She envisions the arts as a tool to question all things important - political, global, shared and personal and hopes to make research in/of the sector accessible to wider audiences. Kavya continues her practice of Bharatanatyam and Yoga as a choreographer, performer and teacher in Kyoto, Japan. While not dancing or researching, you will most often find her travelling, solving crosswords, or learning a new language.
Mahima Grover is an Assistant Project Manager at the Art X Company. A History graduate from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi, she frequents cultural spaces and makes the case for arts and culture for all. On her quest towards understanding arts and accessibility, she went to pursue a MA in Arts Management, Policy and Practice from the University of Manchester. Mahima is interested in stories — both written and oral — and hopes to preserve them for generations to come.
Madhurima Sanyal is an Operations and Project Coordinator at the Art X Company. A Business graduate passionate about the intersection of business and the arts. Went on to pursue an MSc in Creative Business & Social Innovation from EDHEC Business School in Lille, France to further explore her creative passions and pursue a professional career in Arts & Culture. Zealous about crafting emotions through brush strokes and colours, enjoys conducting art workshops and gallery hopping.
Akshaya Pillai oversees the editorial strategy and communication vertical at Art X Company. She is a writer with 10+ years experience in various mediums including print, digital, advertising and content strategy. Covers literature, arts, culture and everything in between. Bylines in Vogue, Live Mint, Open, Nat Geo, Verve, amongst others.
Niharika Ghosh is a Content Writer at the Art X Company. With a background in English Literature from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, she has a keen interest in seeking out stories from different parts of the world and putting them all together for people to see. Her curiosity for the world took her to Wales to pursue a course in documentaries, where she developed a deep love for 16mm Filmmaking. She loves using her hands to create new things and is always picking up different crafts like knitting and basketry during her free time.
Gargi Tupkar is an Outreach and Research Coordinator at Art X Company. Having studied art and Kathak for almost a decade, she has always been interested in learning about any and all forms of the arts around her. Graduating with the subjects of Anthropology and Media Studies from Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, she realized the knowledge gap within the cultural sector and now hopes to do her part in making the arts and culture spaces interdisciplinary and accessible for all, significantly for voices that often get left out in the larger cultural discourse.
Dharshana Balaji Ganesh is a Marketing Co-ordinator at the Art X Company. She is an Electronic Media graduate from M.O.P Vaishnav College in Chennai who after interning at LEX Hippo Mexico (a language school) recognized her love for cross-cultural experiences. Her aim is to bind her two interests; culture and media by promoting various art, culture and experiences.