Head of Sale
Nishad Avari joined the South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art Department at Christie’s as an
Associate Specialist in 2013, with more than eight years of auction experience in New York and Mumbai. In addition to his previous role as Associate Vice President and Specialist in Modern
and Contemporary Indian Art at Saffronart, Mr. Avari also served as Editor, handling cataloguing,
research and content for the auction house.
Prior to joining the auction world, Mr. Avari worked with the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, during the seminal international exhibition, Picasso: Metamorphoses 1900–1972. Since graduating from Macalester College, Minnesota with a dual degree in Political Science and International Studies, Mr. Avari has contributed articles and essays to exhibition catalogues, scholarly journals and news publications. In 2017, Mr. Avari relocated to New York as Specialist, Head of Sale for South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art.