Ankush Safaya was born in 1985 in Hoshiarpur, Punjab and completed his studies in Engineering in 2007. He had a successful debut solo, Anantata – Hymns of Graphical Notation at Sakshi Gallery in 2019 and was previously part of group exhibitions such as Four Conversations in the Room at Sakshi Salon, Mumbai, curated by Rekha Rodwittiya; The Sacred And The Profane, at Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, Five for the future at Nature Morte, Gurgaon. He was awarded the Glenfiddich Emerging Artist of the Year 2013 (runner-up). He presented at the Tie Conference 2019 at Santa Clara, California, on the invitation of the Motwani Jadeja Foundation, and also gave a master-class to the fellows of the Rajeev Circle Program. He was invited as the first Artist-in-residence by the Motwani Jadeja Foundation in New York in August 2019. Safaya currently resides and works at The Collective Studio Baroda, hosted by Rekha Rodwittiya & Surendran Nair.