Ved Nayar (b. 1933) graduated from the National College of Fine Art, New Delhi. Initially a painter, Nayar later included other mediums such as sculpture, installation, archival digital print and photography in his creative work. He has held many solo exhibitions in India and participated in several group and international exhibitions including ‘Pictorial Space’ curated by Geeta Kapur, ‘Colours of Life’ at Cymroza Art Gallery, ‘Wounds’ by CIMA, ‘To Encounter Others’, Germany, ‘Contemporary Indian Art’, Japan, 5th and 8th Triennial, India and International workshop on Art and Ecology, New Delhi. Nayar won the 1981 Lalit Kala Akademi National Award for his sculpture Mankind-2110. He lives and works in New Delhi.