Established in 1994, Bose Pacia was the first gallery in the West to specialize in contemporary art from South Asia. During the past decade Bose Pacia has held over 70 exhibitions and is internationally regarded for promoting the South Asian avant-garde. Visual artists from South Asia work within a wholly unique space – one that is informed by a multitude of cultures, languages and religions and shaped by a complex past and dynamic present. Bose Pacia fosters an active discourse between these artists and the international art community by featuring exhibitions that contextualize contemporary art from this geographic region within its rich artistic traditions and current social tensions. Bose Pacia Gallery was the main force in establishing ICON - India Contemporary to present contemporary Indian art at the 50th Venice Biennale.