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Shrine Empire was created in December 2008 from a merger of two existing entities. Prior to the merger, both had worked together on exhibitions in India and Singapore as separate entities, known then as The Shrine Gallery and Empire Art. Shrine Empire is based in New Delhi and its directors, Anahita Taneja and Shefali Somani, have envisioned the gallery as a platform for presenting and promoting contemporary visual art practices.

Since its inception, Shrine Empire has consistently focused on encouraging a dialogic  approach with artists and curators in order to produce exhibitions and projects that critically engage with contemporary issues and concerns. Artists and curators from South Asia as well as the diaspora have been involved with the gallery's activities.  The mission of Shrine Empire is to promote artists, curators and art-writers who are invested in redefining the boundaries of contemporary art practice. For the past few years,the gallery has also been engaged with the Art Scribes Award that focuses on young art writers. The Gallery organizes for the winner to spend a month at a residency in South-East Asia. The past three winners have spent a month at the Gwangju Museum of Art in Gwangju, South Korea, the Red Gate Residency in Beijing, China and Theertha in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The gallery currently represents the following artists; Anoli Perera, Fariba S Alam, Gautam Kansara, Neerja Kothari, Priyanka Dasgupta, Puja Puri, Samanta Batra Mehta, Sangita Maity and Tayeba Begum Lipi.