Jiten Thukral
Born 1976, Jalandhar, Punjab, India
_1998 BFA, Chandigarh Art College
_2000 MFA, New Delhi College of Art

Sumir Tagra
Born 1979, New Delhi, India
_1999 Shankar’s Academy of Arts, New Delhi
_2002 BFA, New Delhi College of Art
_2006 PG, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

Thukral and Tagra are a Delhi-based artist duo comprising Jiten Thukral (b. 1976, Jalandhar, Punjab) and Sumir Tagra (b. 1979, New Delhi). Driven by the artistic methodologies of painting, gaming, archiving, and publishing, their multifaceted studio practice reflects the scope of engagement in the cultural and political landscape of India and the world. While their early career work dealt with the intricacies of consumer culture globally, their recent interest in ecology and climate change is a revisiting of their family histories of migration and farming in the Indian state of Punjab. 

Through and beyond their studio practice, Thukral & Tagra create new formats of public engagement and attempt to expand the threshold of what art can do. These also include the non-profit Foundation that addresses ongoing social issues through education and art, their collaborative learning lab Pollinator that fosters cross-pollinations across creative fields, and the new publishing and distribution platform andArchive that reconfigures the potential of the print and the archive. Further, their immersive and multi-modal sensory installations offer seamless accessibility to audiences from varied backgrounds and approaches, breaking through the spectatorial protocols of “high art.” 


– STPI – 2009
– Edition Copenhagen – 2012
– Meissen Porcelain – 2012-16
– ccSPORTcamp, Progr – Bern – 2018

– Pepsi International Limited Edition – 2008
– Persol Luxottica – 2009
– Condé Nast – 2007-2015
– ETRO – 2012-13
– Absolut – 2013
– Globo Ceramics 2014
– Driade – 2016
– David Adjaye Team – 2016
– Design Days Dubai – 2016
– Mario Testino – 2017
– Dharamsala Film Festival – 2018
– JCB Literature Prize – 2018
– RADO 2019
– APPLE + It’s That Nice 2021


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