Srinivas Aditya Mopidevi is a writer, curator and researcher currently based in New Delhi. He is Exhibitions Coordinator at Devi Art Foundation, an organisation with India’s largest private collection of contemporary art from South Asia. In addition to this professional role, Aditya also has an academic presence, as a Doctoral Candidate at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is the recipient of the Junior Research Fellowship and Senior Research Fellowship from University Grants Commission, India (2010 – 2015).
A selection of his recent curatorial projects, both institutional and independent include: 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).
Aditya’s single and collaborated writings have appeared in international publications including: 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), Sarai Reader 09: Projections (Delhi, 2013), among others. Aditya is a regular writer for many journals and publications; including Hong Kong based Ocula.
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 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) and the Gwangju Biennale International Curator Course (Gwangju, 2013). He was Critic in Residence for the Idea of Book, an international residency at Khoj – International Artist Association (Delhi, 2009).