- Joined Sotheby's in 2010.
- Graduated with a Master of Arts specialising in Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary Art and Artworld practice.
Ishrat Kanga joined Sotheby's in 2010 after graduating from Christie’s Education with a Master of Arts, specialising in Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary Art and Artworld Practice. Her thesis was titled Women and War: Political Art in the 21st Century.
Prior to her Master's degree, she completed a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Art History and Psychology at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. After gaining valuable experience by working in various departments across the company, including Impressionist and Modern Art, Contemporary Art, Old Master Paintings and Early British Pictures, she joined the Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art department as a graduate trainee. She has worked on several important collections including The Amaya Collection in 2013, which achieved $6.7 million and was the first single owner sale in the category to be held internationally since 2000.
In her current role as Specialist, she is responsible for cataloguing all the Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art auctions in both London and New York. She also works on establishing Sotheby’s key client relationships with new and emerging collectors worldwide. Ms Kanga lectures on South Asian Art and the market for the Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London to both undergraduate and graduate degree students.