Tarana Sawhney

Tarana Sawhney

Chairperson, CII Art & Culture Task Force New Delhi

Tarana Sawhney is the current Chairperson for The Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII)Task Force for Art & Culture and a member of the CII National Council since 2018. She is a governing body member of the NGO Khushii and an advisory board member of the Foundation of Indian Contemporary Art (FICA). Tarana is also a Member of the South Asian Acquisitions Committee of the Tate Modern Museum, London and Strategic Advisor, South Asia for Art Tactic. During her term as Chairperson, CII has co-organised the India Pavilion along with the Ministry of Culture, Government of India at the Venice Biennale in 2019. This is a historic first for a public-private partnership of this scale internationally in this sector. Tarana supports the FICA Public Art Project at India Art Fair annually and several projects at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale. She was selected for the international Collector’s Focus Programme by David Zwirner Gallery this year from India and has co-authored an India-focused report on Art & Philanthropy with Art Tactic, U.K in 2019. A lawyer with 3 undergraduate degrees in History, Music and Law and a Postgraduate degree in Law from Upenn, she now devotes full time to the patronage of arts. Tarana lives and works in New Delhi.