Established in 2000, Sundaram Tagore Gallery is a contemporary art gallery representing established and emerging artists from around the globe. We specialize in work that is aesthetically and intellectually rigorous, infused with humanism and art historically significant. Our artists produce museum-calibre paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations with a strong emphasis on materiality. The gallery also has a robust photography program that includes some of the world’s most noted photographers. Our artists and photographers are well represented in renowned museums worldwide.
We offer art consulting, collection development, corporate collecting, curatorial and public art expertise and services.
Sundaram opened the gallery in 2000 in SoHo, with a mission to show that some of the best and most meaningful art was being created by artists deeply engaged in cross-cultural explorations. He sought to challenge the prevailing narrative in New York at that time that Western men were making the most collectible art. He assembled a global roster of artists who crossed cultural and national boundaries, synthesizing Western visual language with forms, techniques and philosophies from Asia, the Subcontinent and the Middle East. He showed this work alongside important work by overlooked women artists from the New York School. His global and inclusive outlook prompted him to open locations in Hong Kong in 2008 and in Singapore in 2012. He is slated to open an exhibition space at Cromwell Place in London in 2021. He continues to champion artists, particularly women and those from underrepresented cultures, whose work exemplifies our interconnectedness. The gallery is renowned for its support of cultural activities—including poetry readings, book launches, music performances, and film screenings—that further its mission of East-West exchange.
In 2015, the gallery began a program of partnering with museums and cultural organizations to mount exhibitions that further our mission of intercultural dialogue. Projects include Frontiers Reimagined at the Venice Biennale, an exhibition of global art, produced with the Museo Palazzo Grimaniand the Italian Ministry of Culture; the photography exhibition The World We Live In at the Ayala Museum in Manila; Sebastiao Salgado: The World Through His Eyes at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre; and Jane Lee: Red States at the Hong Kong Arts Centre.