Born in Calcutta artist Viraag Desai currently works between his studios in Mumbai and Kolkata. After graduating in the year 2009 with a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he has widely exhibited in USA & India. He has participated in artist residencies throughout India but more notably in Neilson Gallery, Grazalema, and Cadiz, Spain and most recently the Uronto residency, in Bangladesh. His group exhibits include ‘Wanderlust’ , J&K Gallery Arcadia , California (2010) ‘Trip Tash ‘ at AakarPrakar Galley; ‘Screenshots of Utopia’ and 'Mapping Detours' at Chitrakoot Art Gallery (2013); 'The Tube Without Paint, A Fungal Lattice & The Bird That Never Flew Away, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai. He took part in the Cima Awards show in Kolkata followed by ‘Uday’ at AakarPrakar Art Advisory, New Delhi in 2016, followed by the ‘Affordable Art Fair’ in Hampstead. Among his other exhibitions he has participated in ‘The Painted Face’ – Art Exposure, Kolkata (2017), Production(2019), ‘Chitrashaala’ Residency at Lake Nargarh Palace (2019), Mural at Burhani college, Mumbai (2019) to name a few recent ones. He is also the recipient of 2 scholarships from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.