One of the key initiatives of Aakriti Art Gallery is the constant search for unexplored territories in modern contemporary art beyond boundaries. Over the past ten years Aakriti has thrived to provide a platform for fresh young artists whose works reflect originality and resonate a voice for the new generation of artists. GenNext, the annual show was conceived in 2006 to create a platform for young artists to showcase their talents. The past seven editions of GenNext have brought to the limelight some incredibly talented young artists. The artists featured are below 40 and the works are in a wide range of styles and mediums. The selected artists featured, provides for an eclectic mix of experimental and new media which are often laced with social stances on the state of affairs in the modern world, with deeply personal works rendered in classical styles. The works featured include photography, paintings, sculpture and new media. The selected artists for the previous editions of GenNext have gone to establish themselves as major names in the art world. The seven editions of ‘Gen Next’ presented during the span of eight years have posited the inner strain within the contemporary life, also the struggle of the artists to find its suitable form through assimilation of traditional, modern and post-modern. For the first time, GenNext VIII would be held at Aakriti Art Gallery, Delhi.