Dr. Alka Pande, currently Consultant Art Advisor and Curator, Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre in New Delhi, has curated some of the most unusual and perceptive shows in recent times, in India as well as internationally. She has also been a Reader at the Department of Fine Arts, Punjab University, Chandigarh, and has a range of academic papers and lectures on diverse aspects of art to her credit.
Dr. Pande holds a Post-Doctoral degree in Critical Art Theory from Goldsmith’s College, under the aegis of the Charles Wallace India Trust Award, apart from an MA and PhD in History of Art from Punjab University, and an MA in History from Mumbai University.
A recipient of the Chevaliers dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Letters – Knight of the Order of Art and Letters – from the French government, in recognition of her contribution in the field of art, Dr. Pande has authored several books on art and history, prominent ones being Ardhnarishvara, the Androgyne – Probing the Gender Within; Masterpieces of Indian Art; Indian Erotica; The New Age Kama Sutra for Women; From Mustard Fields to Disco Lights – Folk Music and Musical Instruments of Punjab, among others.
She lives in New Delhi with her husband and daughter.