1Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery is a centre for alternative art practice in the city of Bengaluru, India, consisting of a non-commercial art gallery and multiple residency studios for both local and international artists. 1Shanthiroad takes pride in cultivating artist-in-residence programs that bring in artists from diverse backgrounds fostering engagement, discussion and the exchange of ideas within the local community.
1Shanthiroad emerged from a need to extend the interaction of art existing only in commercial art galleries in Bengaluru into a larger network of artists and communities, thereby transforming into a public art space that houses alternative art and focuses on the process rather than the product.
1Shanthiroad organizes, in addition to the artist-in-residence programs, a host of lectures, artist talks, exhibitions, film screenings, music events, panel discussions and so forth. 1Shanthiroad is a space whose identity continues to remain fluid more than ten years into its existence. 1Shanthiroad has been responsible for hosting a large number of international artists from the Indian subcontinent and beyond and for the cultivation of new audiences at critical moments of contemporary Indian art. It has remained all the while an open house.
- Arshi Irshad Ahmadzai
- Tapan Moharana