Shalem is a creative catalyst with a heart to see humans thrive and artists flourish. Before becoming director of Art for Change Shalem ran Made to Create, an Art for Change project that helps common folks find their creative gene as well as make art with destitute men and other vulnerable groups in New Delhi. Ethnically from South India, born and raised in New Delhi, married to Kim from Northeast India, Shalem brings a gentle cross-cultural, bridge-building vibe to his leadership at Art for Change.
Joshua Koodathinal John
Josh is a painter, biker, and networker extra-ordinairre, motivated by a love for both his city of Delhi and the high Himalayas. Josh founded and runs Delhi's largest motorcycle group, and when he isn't painting or making himself useful otherwise, is making excuses to head out on long bike trips to the mountains. Besides his own studio practice Josh is in charge of Art for Change's public engagement organizing exhibitions, studio tours, and other programming that takes art to the public.
Shema is a singer, traveler, and organizer at heart. Having grown up in New Delhi she is always on the lookout for adventure that gets her out of the city, and whether its a road trip down the Nile or trekking mountains, getting dirt on her boots is a good thing. But Shema loves putting things in order and as our Admin Assistant is most happy working behind the scenes keeping Art for Change ticking smoothly. The fact that she happens to be Shalem’s sister only makes for things running all the smoother.
Stefan Prakash Eicher
Stefan is an artist with an interest in seeing art ask questions about what it means to be human. Combining an MBA in International Development with an MFA in Visual Art Stefan helped found Art for Change as an exploration of the role art plays in shaping society for the good. Based in New Delhi with his family, Stefan was born and raised in India and is an Indian citizen. While pursuing his own studio practice Stefan plays a role of mentor and consultant at Art for Change.