India is the land of colors, and to show this a beautiful art event titled ART WITH HEART was organized none other than by Funun Arts in collaboration with Indian Pavilion and Indian Consulate in Expo 2020. Fusion of paintings, live painting and classical music was the wow element of this beautiful art event.


The art event was organized in the amphitheater of Indian Pavilion and was a complete package of art starting with live painting by 25 artists and art exhibition by 27 artists. Along with these wonderful artists there were students of determination from SNF center, Dubai who created the beautiful artworks during the live painting session. The whole event was open to public where they also engaged themselves in the painting session. Art, colors and music have the power of bringing smile on the faces and it was well experienced during this event. Paintings were then exhibited inside the Indian Pavilion for one week.

The event started in the presence of Ms. Tadu Mamu (counsel press information culture & labor) and Dr. Gunveena Chaddha (Director of Indian Pavilion). Beside them there were Mr. Ahmed Al Awadhi (Pioneer Emirati artists and business man), Irka Bochenko (actress, known as Moonraker). There were many more dignitary guests present beside them.

Artists did live painting on the theme “Love” and art exhibition was on the theme colors of India. Along with Indian artists there were artists from Iran, Russia, Ukraine, Morocco, Egypt, Bangladesh and Canada. Classical music played by Mr. Subodh Godbole and his troop added beauty to it. Fusion of three beautiful elements created a wonderful experience for the visitors.

Ms. Tadu Mamu, counsel press information culture & labor said, “India is known as the land of culture and tradition. Indian culture is rich and unique in its own ways. In India manners and etiquettes, the style of communication, values and beliefs are vital components of the culture. All this we can experience in today’s event.”

Dr. Gunveena Chaddha, Director of Indian Pavilion said, “Art brings together Artists of Determination, Artists and visitors representing the ART TRIANGLE, the strongest shape. Beautiful morning, pleasant climate and canvases all around, are the wonderful experience.”

Mr. Ahmed Al Awadhi, pioneer Emirati artist said “Art is the best way to express and this was very well experienced during this live painting. We can see the happiness, confidence, and the beauty of colors reflecting in everyone’s personality of those present in the event.”

Shiba Khan, Artist, art activist and founder of Funun Arts shared her views with us by saying” Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail… For us any event we do is special but this event is very special because it is done for our own nation, our motherland. We feel so proud when we see not only Indian artist but artists from around the globe shows there feeling for India through art. It shows Art erases the borders and art is the best way to express.   From planning till the execution of this event our heart and soul is into it. Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.

Farah Khan, a photographer and creative designer of Funun Arts told us” I can capture the beautiful smile of these talented and wonderful people all around. Bring the change in your vision and you will come to know the beauty and differences lies in each of us. Ignore the differences, world itself will become beautiful.”

Irka Bochenko (actress, known as Moonraker) “We are artists and art forces humans to look beyond that which is necessary to survive and leads people to create for the sake of expression and meaning. … Art can communicate information, shape our everyday lives, make a social statement and be enjoyed for aesthetic beauty.

Participating for Art Exhibition:

Akbar Saheb, Ankisha Jhawar, Anupa Bhambhaney, Christina Dessa, Farah Khan, Indrani Ilmi, Khan Ayaan Abdulla, Lavanya Varma, Minal Sinha Srivastava, Mohammed Huzaifa Khan, Moni Shyam, Nargisse Bennani, Nripan Purakkat, Nupur Jha, Pari Sagar, Poonam Chaturvedi, Ramya Abilash, Rani Viswambharan, Richa Jain, Sabah Anees, Saima Hasan, Shiba Khan, Shilpa Abiraj, Somya Rastogi, Sonia Sethi, Sonu Sultani, Tatiana Gurova, Tatiana Yatlo

Participating Artists for Live Painting:


Amal Mirajkar, Arezoo Rahmdel, Fahima Hamees, Jasmine Mohammed Rizvi, Keerthana Venkatesan, Kolsoom Zeynali, Mankush Srivastava, Mohammed Nargisse Bennani, Nejla Mahlooji, Nishtiman Ghaderi, Raisa Rajan, Raha Karami, Roza Akhlaghi, Ruxeena Musthafa, Sabah Anees, Saima Hasan, Sarab Khoshghadam , Shiba Khan, Sunita Vasanth, Tabasom Samadani, Vidisha Pandey

Students of Determination:

Batul Mohammed Husain Fakhruddin, Shahbaz Rawther, Shloka Uday, Surabhi Sudhesh


About Funun Arts:

Funun Arts is a vibrant community of art galleries, visual arts, designers, photographers and creative brains. This is an essential platform for the emerging artists, cultural practitioners, creative entrepreneurs, and homegrown initiatives. Funun Arts is a non-profit platform where artists are given an opportunity to exhibit their talents in a space that is affordable and allows them the freedom to enhance their creativity. Funun offers them an experience they will cherish. Emerging as an innovative idea amongst a few artists in 2016, it soon took over the aspiring imagination of the Khan Sisters, Shiba and Farah. Shiba Khan is an artist, Fashion Designer and art activist and Farah Khan is a photographer, creative designer and a food blogger.

Funun Arts has been widely appreciated for their initiatives towards social and noble causes for a better society, and has been engaged in offering a helping hand to those in need. A commitment to education and community strengthens the gallery’s exhibition programmer. Each show is accompanied by new ideas to give full room to creative brains. The workshops and seminars conducted by Funun Arts are always with the purpose of engaging diverse audiences.  The community seeks to contribute to a lasting, evolving UAE arts ecosystem through its exhibitions, accompanying programming and commissioned, in-depth publications.

Founders of the art group believe that art is not only brushes and canvases; it is also a form to communication your thoughts without any constraint, and that brings about a sense of positive energy which brightens the spirit of the onlooker.

Funun Arts Group exhibits both locally and internationally, collaborating with galleries and participating in international art fairs along with doing number of shows in UAE.

Now more than 500 multinational artists are the part of this art community. Funun Arts is a one stop solution which creates a bridge between the artists, art collectors, art enthusiasts, architects and interior designers.

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