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Address: Raja Sir Motichand Road | Raman Niwas opposite Akashwani, Varanasi 221010, India
Phone Number:
+91 98390 58007
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11:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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riktata [emptiness] by Katarina Weslien Photographs of the Kumbh Mela 2013...

riktata [emptiness] by Katarina Weslien Photographs of the Kumbh Mela 2013 Curated by Nandita Raman Artist reception on January, 27th at 4 pm until 7 pm Exhibition from January, 27th until March,10th 2017 Monday to Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm

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Kriti Gallery is a Varanasi gem, must visit

I've been in Varanasi for about a week, and visiting Kriti Gallery was one of the best part of the visit. The gallery gives voice to artists in different fields, and all the work... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been in Varanasi for about a week, and visiting Kriti Gallery was one of the best part of the visit. The gallery gives voice to artists in different fields, and all the work which is being presented there is very much related to the magic of Varanasi itself. The gallery is located in a beautiful and specious garden, which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've met the couple who run the gallery and visited there. The first thing I thought was "it's a Zen Garden". Kriti Gallery is a truly special place run by kind, intellectual and inspirational people. I'm really hoping to see this place again soon.

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the gallery on a occasion of a presentation of some documentaries of Polish filmmakers visiting the city. We were very warmly greeted by owners Petra and Navneet who made us feel very welcome. The presentation was attended by, among others, students of local university and arts collage. Lively discussion generated by the presentation was truly a good example... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this gallery on the recommendation of friends and were not disappointed. They were showing an exhibition of photographs by Katarina Weslien of the Khumb Mela festival called Riktata which means emptiness. A strange subject at a festival of 30 million people but the pictures were both moving and beautiful. The gallery is in a beautiful garden and the... More 

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2 Thank JamJar54
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kriti Gallery is two in one: There’s the gallery with its various exhibitions, where international artists find a platform and a place for an intercultural exchange. Check the website to find out, what’s the running exhibition, they show modern and traditional art and unique handicrafts. It’s worth to visit! And there is the artist residence: You can rent a studio,... More 

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Varanasi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Great place in Varanasi ! Peacefull place with a nice garden near an old villa in the non touristic area of Varanasi. You are interested in modern art, miniature painting, silk weaving...? Go there and and get connected with finest artisans ! You will get a lot of background information about indian art and culture by the nice owners Petra... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This beautiful modern art gallery has exhibitions of international and Indian art from both modern and traditional genres. It includes an Artist in Residence program and has a boutique presenting exclusive handcrafts. An oasis of sophistication. Don't miss it.

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Petra2347, Manager at Kriti Gallery, responded to this review

Dear PollyannaSydney, thanks a lot for your comment and compliments, see you soon again at Kriti! Best petra More 

Fremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

While in Varanasi Kriti is a must-see for modern art and to be connected with some of the city's finest artisans. Petra and Navneet are working with stonemasons and silk hand weavers to utilize their unique skills to produce intricate and beautiful piece that are for sale in the gallery and by special order. The gallery itself features international and... More 

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Haldia, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

As a photographer i like this place when i get a invitation from Kriti Gallery. Nice and peace full place for photography exhibition. Owner of gallery too frank and friendly..

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1 Thank Debajyoti D
Petra2347, Manager at Kriti Gallery, responded to this review

Dear Debajyoti, thanks for the compliment, we are happy to see you in fall again for the program at Kriti 2016/2017. To have artistic discussions frank and friendly is part of the artistic practice and we are happy to meet visitors who enjoy them. More 

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Going to Kriti Gallery is a must. Owners Navneet and Petra are experts in art appreciation and the history of Varanasi. They are both excellent at explaining the art they are showing it the gallery, as well as helping tourists truly enjoy their stay in Varanasi. Their show opening including a wonderful mix of locals, international artists, ex-pats, and tourists.... More 

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