About the Founder/Curator

Dr. Avani Rao Gandra

Ph. D. ( Contemporary Andhra Painting) from Osmania University .Worked as art critic for Indian express and contributed articles to magazines like Marg , Art India , Art Deal Indian Art Jounal . Founder of ICONART Contemporary Art Gallery) based in Hyderabad – From 2009 to present conducted around 90 art shows and workshops. Curated 27 Art shows on painting , printmaking , sculpture , new media and installations . Initiated ICONART Artist in Residency ( 2011- 2014) providing studio space for artists to work and participate in workshops .As an artist and photographer participated in solo , group shows and public space art installations. Recipient of Arts Think South Asia fellowship sponsored by German Goethe Centre and British Council for the year 2014 -2015.

About Us

ICONART Gallery started in 2009. Along with its gallery space for exhibiting art it also promoted a Artists Residency facility . With an in house curator and critic it has become an active space for artists looking for a creative platform that encourages ingenuity and innovative art practices, especially by emerging professional talent. It regularly initiates out of the box concepts in its workshops and an active initiator in taking art into public spaces , in creating public impact on variety of contemporary issues through Art.

The gallery organizes back to back art exhibitions ,workshops and public space art activity in the city of Hyderabad.

This has been motivating for participant artists from all over India and also in building a momentum in new practices , in creating a local audience who are made more aware of Indian Contemporary Art practices.

Our Products are

  • Art shows at the Gallery
  • Art Workshops
  • Art in Public Spaces
  • Art Consultation


Involving the artistic, aesthetic, scholarly pursuits of the community of artists and art lovers , art collectors – by enabling a wide spread activity of art exhibitions , art workshops , taking art into public spaces and to preserve a comprehensive collection of the finest Contemporary .


ICONART will provide inspiring and professionally managed platforms to recognize emerging talent in Indian Contemporary Art .Through a combination of art gallery , art workshops and art in public spaces, we will nourish art practices , introduce new artists and create public awareness towards contemporary art , on the Indian Art as well as the Global Art maps.