CEO & MD
A visionary who has led DAG since its inception, Ashish Anand has singularly shaped India’s largest art company that was set up in 1993.
Anand joined the company in 1996 as a self-taught entrepreneur who set about building South Asia’s most formidable art collection, creating an unparalleled repository for DAG.
The company, under Anand, has grown into a multi-location presence with prestigious galleries in New Delhi, Mumbai, and New York, partnerships and collaborations with national cultural institutions and museums, and a major resource for curators, scholars, and researchers. He is dedicated to the democratisation of art, a pursuit that remains close to his heart.
Anand’s quest for excellence in every sphere of promoting art and artists springs from a keen eye and an emphasis on international best practices and experiential learning. It is his belief that art is a cultural treasure of which he is a mere custodian. His pioneering interventions in the Indian art world have seen forgotten masters being restored to their deserved legacies and the retrieval of schools and styles of art from the past being resuscitated for future generations to enjoy as part of their cultural history.
Named ‘Collector of the Year’ by India Today in 2017 and recognized as an authority on Indian art by the global art community, Anand continues to dedicate his time and life to the single-minded pursuit of art advocacy, support, and conservation.