SRINIVAS ADITYA MOPIDEVI (b.1985)
Srinivas Aditya Mopidevi is a writer, and curator based in New York and New Delhi. In early 2017, he was the curator in residence at the International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York. Aditya is the principal investigator for Reading Between the Lines, ongoing research and curatorial project that presents its findings as exhibitions, performances, publications, interviews, and talks. A selection of his recent curatorial projects, both institutional and independent include: In the Presence of Others exhibition at Korean Cultural Centre, (New Delhi 2017). The Third Meaning: Giuseppe Stampone – Sarnath Banerjee at the Italian Cultural Centre (New Delhi, 2016), which he co-curated with Italian curator Eugenio Viola. He was also Assistant Curator of This Night Bitten Dawn, curated by Lahore based Salima Hashmi and produced by Devi Art Foundation with Gujral Foundation (New Delhi, 2016). He conceptualised the panel discussion: Reflections on All the World’s Futures, on the 56th edition of the Venice Biennale curated by Okwui Enwezor (New Delhi, 2015). Between 2014 – 2017 Aditya worked as Exhibitions Coordinator at the Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi.
Aditya’s single and collaborated writings have appeared in international publications including John Akomfrah: Signs of Empire, New Museum, New York, 2018. Songs for Sabotage, New Museum + Phaidon (New York / London, 2018), Information: Documents of Contemporary Art, MIT Press + Whitechapel Gallery (London, 2016), Journal of Visual Culture’s Visual Activism issue with Jerome Reyes and Nine Yamamoto (2015), Raqs Media Collective: Case Book (Toronto, 2014), INSERT2014 Publication (Delhi, 2014), An Autocorrected Journal with Renan Laru-an (Manila, 2014), among others. Aditya is a regular writer for many journals and publications; including Hong Kong-based OCULA. He is currently working on an exhibition project with curator Tom Eccles and artist Hito Steyerl scheduled to be realised at the Park Avenue Armory, New York City in 2019.
Previously, Aditya worked as the Assistant Curator to the Delhi based Raqs Media Collective for a major international curatorial project called INSERT2014, including artists: Anton Vidokle, Harun Farocki, Hito Steyerl, Nikolaus Hirsch + Michel Müller, Rirkrit Tiravanija and SUPERFLEX among others. He has also participated in prestigious national and international lecture-performances, conferences and workshops, including Positions on Truth, International Studio and Curatorial Program (New York, 2017), Conversations with Contemporary India, Università Ca ‘Foscari (Venice, 2016), Visual Activism, organised by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and International Association of Visual Culture (San Francisco, 2014). He was also the participant of the 5th Gwangju Biennale International Curator Course (Gwangju, 2013).
Aditya is currently part of the Graduate Program at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York as well as finishing his doctoral thesis on ‘art collectives’ at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.