Ajay Lakhera was born in 1976 in Dehradun. He completed his B.F.A in painting from Santiniketan and his M.F.A. from M S University, Baroda. He has participated in various exhibitions in India and abroad – group show at the 40th Annual Show at the Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata (Jan 2007), group show at A.B.S. Lanxes Gallery, Baroda (2006), Group show in Singapore (2006), amongst others. He has also participated in various art workshops – camp organized by Sangita Jindal, Mumbai (2006), painting workshop at AIFACS, New Delhi (2006), and many others.In the artist’s words, “My works also hold up a mirror for the viewer to perceive their surroundings in a different way…Another major part of my work is that my work deals with various concepts and ideologies like the co-existence of beauty and destruction. To create a so called new-beautiful-powerful creation, one has to destruct-change something which already exists. I use images which are used earlier, no matter where and in what form. I try to give them a new meaning, by presenting it in such a way that anybody can relate it to his or her experiences.The artist currently lives and works in Baroda, Gujarat.