Ritesh Ranjan

Assistant Professor, School of Creativity

Ritesh Ranjan is an Art Historian, Curator, Educator and Art – Life Therapist; as a Researcher, he is working on Art, Conflict, and Politics along with his professional commitments. Ritesh has done Masters in Art History with a specialization in Curatorial Practices, Certificate courses in Art Life Therapy Coaching, Career Counselling, International Law and Human Rights, Digital Journalism, Social Design and also pursuing a Ph.D. in Art History.

Ritesh has worked with various Art Organisations of India and Abroad as a Curator, Administrator, and Researcher for many years along with independent writing and curatorial projects. Now he is associated with Art Education and has been teaching Art/ Design History, Design Thinking, Critical Theories, Aesthetics, Contemporary Art Practices and other Allied Subjects at some of the leading Art & Design Departments
of North India since 2017 in a full-time capacity. Ritesh has authored 2 books on Art History and over 10 Research papers/Book Chapters in prestigious Research Journals/Publications.

A recipient of several awards and accolades Ritesh is actively engaged with the questions of Art, Life, Humanity, Social Justice, Socio-cultural discourses and rational thinking in post – modern Indian Society with a specific reference of Cutting- edge Art & Design Practices.

Academic Qualifications:

  1. PhD (Art History) from AHVA, Panjab University, Chandigarh (Pursuing)
  2. UGC NET JRF- 2018
  3. M. F. A. (Art History and Art Appreciation) from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 2013
  4. B. F. A. (Sculpture) from MGKVP, Varanasi, 2010
  5. Certificate in International Law and Human Rights, from Sangam University

Professional Affiliations:

    1. Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator at Chitkara University, Punjab
    2. Assistant Professor at LPU, Punjab
    3. Senior Gallery Manager at Art Centrix Space, New Delhi
    4. Curator at NIV Art Centre, Delhi
    5. Archive in-charge at Gallery Espace, New Delhi
    6. Gallery Manager at Gallery Latitude 28, New Delhi
    7. Research Assistant at the Centre for Culture, Media & Governance, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Research Interests:

Contemporary Art, Postcolonial Studies, Gender Studies, Popular Visual Culture


  1. Visual Arts: A Conscious History, Book published by Book Leaf Publication, (ISBN-1393071098), India & USA – https://www.amazon.in/Visual-Arts-Conscious-History-Ritesh/dp/1393071058
  2. Contemporary Indian Art between Local & Global, Book published by Notion press Publication, (ISBN-9781685092672)https://www.amazon.in/CONTEMPORARY-INDIAN-BETWEEN-LOCAL-GLOBAL/dp/1685092675
  3. The impact of Urbanization on Folk Art Community: A case study of Kalighat Painters; published in Ajanta, (ISSN-2277-5730), Volume – 10, Issue – 1, March 2021
  4. Folk Art & Nationalism in 20th Century India Published in International Journal of Mechanical and Production Engineering Research and Development (Scopus Indexed) Volume – 10, Issue – 3, June 2020 – http://www.tjprc.org/view_paper.php?id=13020
  5. Iconography and iconology : an analysis of Panofsky’s readings and it’s Importance in Art History, Purakala (ISSN – 0971-2143, UGC CARE Journal), Volume – 31, Issue – 9, April 2020
  1. Queer Theory: A critical Analysis of its implication in Art Historical Readings, International Journal of Creative and Innovative Research in all Streams (ISSN- 2581-5334, UGC approved), Volume 1, Issue 13, July 2019
  2. A Critical Analysis of Pop Art Movement and its Artistic Legacy, International Journal of Creative and Innovative Research in all Streams (ISSN- 2581-5334, UGC approved), Volume 1, Issue 10, April 2019 (page no- 203-215)
  3. Body in Performance, Global Journal for Research Analysis (ISSN- 2277-8160, UGC approved), Volume 8, Issue 2, February 2019 (page no- 113-119)
  4. Classicism in Indian Sculpture, Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (ISSN- 2349-5162, UGC approved), Volume 6, Issue 1, January 2019 (page no- 218- 223)
  5. Gayoor Hasan: A critical Analysis, Paper Presentation at India Art History Congress, Punjabi University, Patiala- 2019
  6. Bhand Pather: Traditional Folk Thetre of Kashmir paper presentation at Paramhansa Yogananda International Conference at HPU, Shimla- 2019
  7. The evolution of Art Market in India: A Critical Analysis; Book chapter in the Proceedings of NCVA – 2020, Book published by Excellent Publishing House, India(978-81-949292-6-0)
  8. The Politics of identity and Question of Philosophy; Book chapter in Recent Trends in Art and Design in India, Book published by Book Leaf Publication, (ISBN-8195009956), India & USA
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