Nandan Ghiya received a diploma in Fashion design at the National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi, where he received the Student of the year Award (2002) and an award for the most Creative and Innovative Design Collection; following which he pursued visual-arts.
Ghiya’s practice has involved antiques and technology as parallels existing and as contemporary being rooted in the history of time. He refers to the 21st century as one of emulation, competition and pressure. The artist says – “No matter what we may achieve, somehow our pursuits never end, for the image itself seems to change or transform over time-period with changing trends and lifestyles. If it did, it would simply be tagged (within a time frame) as traditional or dated or vintage. The transitory state is the state of its existence.” Ghiya has exhibited his works in solo and group shows in India as well as internationally. He teaches at the Indian Institute of Crafts and Design, in Jaipur, where he currently lives and works.