You all know Dr. Vishwajeet Kadam and he does not need any formal introduction yet I would like to highlight that he has recently started the Pune International Sports Expo. In its first year itself this mega event has brought thousands of sport-enthusiast together under one umbrella in Pune. And as President of Pune Biennale Foundation, he wants to contribute to cultural development in the city.
Mrs. Varsha Chordia is Vice-President of Pune Biennale Foundation and as you all are aware she has a keen interest in social issues and a love for the arts. As Chairperson of various CSR activities carried out by Panchshil Realty, Mrs. Chordia has contributed immensely to the fields of education, health and hygiene, and medical welfare, by lending her name and being an active patron of the causes. For this city, we know her engagement with the much-acclaimed Shaniwarwada Music and Dance festival.
Dr. Kiran A. Shinde is Principal at the Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Architecture in Pune. Following his multidisciplinary background and diverse international experience of working with public agencies and in public spaces, he conceived and visualized Pune Biennale in 2012 as a movement to improve aesthetics in Pune. Since then, he has led the organisation of Pune Biennale in 2013 and 2015. For the last few years, he has been working with Pune Municipal Corporation on various public projects where the focus is on improving the urban situation in the city; his most recent project is the newly opened Pune Arts Plaza at the Bund Garden Bridge.
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Ashwini Pethe is a professor at Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Architecture. She is actively engaged with social trusts like Janaseva Foundation and professional bodies such as IIA, FEED and Constro. Being an urban designer she has been contributing to the city's public spaces in various ways. She was one of team members who designed Pune Arts Plaza at the Bund Garden Bridge. Most importantly she has groomed the movement of Pune Biennale, since its inception, in the capacity of convener and program director.
Sujata Dharap is a multifaceted artist who runs a foundation for promotion of arts. A well respected artist, she has had more than 25 solo and dual shows of her work in Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Goa and Pune. She has been running the Creative Club, where she teaches art to children for the past 31 years. With participation in several group shows in India, Dubai and Chicago, she is well travelled and is inclined towards enhancing art education for children.
Indranil runs IGA Studios which focuses on Art Consultation, Architectural Sculpture, and Landscape Pottery. With his unique venture of IGA Open Studio he conducts art workshops, camps and other events where art knowledge is shared and enhanced and opportunities are provided for common man to interact with eminent personalities in the field.
Lisa Pingaleruns an art gallery called The MonalisaKalagram. Apart from showcasing art, and promoting young upcoming artists, she holds traditional craft exhibitions, book releases, music events, photography shows and other cultural activities.She is an active member of the Pune International Centre and a member of their programs committee.