Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

2012 – present Doctoral Candidate (Visual Studies), School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.

2013 Indian Representative, The 5th Gwangju Biennale International Curator Course with visiting Academic Maria Lind, Gwangju Biennale Foundation, Gwangju, South Korea.

2012 Graduated with a Master of Philosophy (Visual Studies), School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

2008 Graduated with a Master of Visual Arts (Art History & Aesthetics), Department of Art History and Aesthetics, Faculty of Fine Arts, The M.S. University of Baroda, Gujarat. India.

2006 Graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) from The Dept. Of Painting and Sculpture, School of Fine Arts, Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, Nampally, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2016  Member, Curatorial Team, #INTERSECT@IGNITE!2016, presented by Devi Art Foundation in collaboration with Gati Dance Forum, Delhi, India.

2014  Present Exhibitions Coordinator, Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon, Haryana, India. Past Projects include: 2015: Fracture: Indian Textiles, New Conversations. 2016: This Night Bitten Dawn,

2016 Curator (with Eugenio Viola), The Third Meaning: Giuseppe Stampone – Sarnath Banerjee, presented by the Italian Cultural  Centre, New Delhi.

2016 Assistant Curator, This Night Bitten Dawn, curated by Salima Hashmi, presented by Devi Art Foundation in collaboration with Gujral Foundation.

2015 – Ongoing Member, PRACForum Delhi (Professionals in Art and Curation), a group of emerging to mid-career curators that was convened in January 2014, bringing practitioners from the fields of visual arts, design and the museum space together.

2012 – 2014 Assistant Curator to Raqs Media Collective.

Projects include: INSERT2014 an international contemporary art exhibition held at the Mati Ghar, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi, India. Participating artists include: Anton Vidokle, Hito Steyerl, Nikolaus Hirsch, Rirkrit Tiravanija and SUPERFLEX among others. Project Directors: Raqs Media Collective.

Research and Documentation for: ‘New Models for the Common Ground a discursive research component of INSERT2014 examining speculations from artists responding to the re-imagining of spaces and cultural infrastructure in the city. Project Directors: Raqs Media Collective.

Exhibition Coordination: ‘Mirage: Disused Public Property in Taiwan’ by Yao Jui Chung + Lost Society Document, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University.

2011 Curatorial Assistant: ‘Fragility: an exhibition of Contemporary Art’ curated by Rakhee Balaram, Art Alive Gallery, Gurgaon, Haryana, India.

2009 Critic in Residence: ‘The Idea of the Book’ an International residency on bookmaking organized by KHOJ (International Artists Association), New Delhi, India 

2008 Gallery Administrator: Priyasri Art Gallery, Worli, Mumbai, India.

RESEARCH AND EDITORIAL PROJECTS

2013 – 2014 Editorial Coordinator: forthcoming publication: 20th Century Indian Art, Partha Mitter, Parul Dave Mukherji and Rakhee Balaram Ed., Art Alive Foundation, Delhi.

2012 Editorial Assistant: Raqs Media Collective: Case Book, Phillip Monk Ed., Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Canada, 2014.

2012 Project Assistant: for artist Vivan Sundaram’s project: If one were to fall, on occasion for the exhibition: Against All Odds: A contemporary Response to Historiography of Museums, Archiving and Collecting in India, curated by Arshiya Lokhandwala, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, India.

2009-2010 Visiting Lecturer: Government College of Art, New Delhi, India.

2008-2010 Research Assistant: for the Visual studies stream under ‘SPEAR Project’ at School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Upcoming – ‘Infrastructures of the Future?’, Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, Vancouver, Canada.

Upcoming – ‘In conversation with Raqs Media Collective’, Artistic Directors of the 11th Shanghai Biennale, 2016 for Ocula.

Upcoming ‘Collectives and Contemporary Art’, included within forthcoming publication: 20th Century Indian Art, Partha Mitter, Parul Dave Mukherji and Rakhee Balaram Ed., Art Alive Foundation, Delhi.

2016  ‘In conversation with Maria Lind’, Artistic Director of the 11th  Gwangju Biennale, 2016 for Ocula.

2016  ‘Solid Seas and Moving Constellations’, included in Sarah Cook Ed., Information, White Chapel Gallery/MIT Press, London / Massachusetts.

2016 ‘Speculations from the Field: Notes on Archaeologies of Future’ by Rohini Devasher at Vis a Vis, India’ in INTERARTIVE Journal, U.K. 

2016 ‘Amid the Fog Smoke and Dust’ co- authored with Jerome Reyes (Stanford University) and Nine Yamamoto-Masson (University of Amsterdam) in the proceeding publication of Visual Activism a symposium presented by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art with International Association of Visual Culture in collaboration, San Francisco, USA. The publication emerged as a separate issue in the Journal of Visual Culture edited by Julia Bryan-Wilson (UC Berkeley), Jennifer González (UC Santa Cruz) and Dominic Willsdon (SFMOMA), Vol-15, No.1, 142-145.

2014 ‘Approximating’ co-authored with Renan Laru-An in: An Autocorrected Journal conceptualized by Discussion Lab and published by Hardworking Goodlooking the publishing arm of the Office of Culture and Design, Manila, Philippines.

2014 ‘A Thought in Two Registers’, included in: Raqs Media Collective: Case Book, Philip Monk Ed., AGYU, Toronto.

2014 ‘No Fixed Postal Address’, included in: INSERT2014: The Sharp Edge of the Global Contemporary publication. Shveta Sarda Ed., New Delhi, India.

2013 ‘Digital Constellation in the ‘Contemporary’’, included in Raqs Media Collective & Shveta Sarda (ed.) SARAI READER 09: Projections, Centre for Studies in Developing Societies, Delhi, 2013. pp. 274-283.

2013 ‘Archive in the Digital Way’, included within Imagenaama, Centre for Indian Visual Culture, New Delhi.

2012 ‘Technology to Tendency’, The New in the New Media in Art Vaarta a Magazine of Art based in Calcutta, India.

2011 ‘Fever around the ‘Archives’’, in Art and Deal Magazine issue on Art Education in India, New Delhi.

2010 ‘In-Conversation with Pooja Sood’ (Director, KHOJ International artists association, New Delhi), Art and Deal Magazine on Curation: and / in Contemporary Art, VOL-7, Issue No.32, 2010.

SELECTED LECTURE-PERFORMANCES PANELS AND CONFERENCES

2016 Institutions on the Move, a conference lecture as part of Conversations with Contemporary India at Ca Foscari, University of Venice, Italy.

2016 Breaking it Down – a online study group series with SURFATIAL on new forms of thinking around contemporary culture.

2015 Reflections on ‘All the World’s Futures a panel discussion with Jebeesh Bagchi (Raqs Media Collective), Prasad Shetty and Rupali Gupte, Eugenio Viola (Madre Museum) and Kaushik Bhaumik (Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi), Italian Cultural Centre, Delhi, India.

2015 Anaesthetic a lecture – performance with Vidisha Saini as part of the exhibition The Phenomenology of Perception at Exhibit 320 Gallery,  Lado Sarai, New Delhi.

2014 Notations from Delhi – Tokyo – San Francisco, a lecture performance with Jerome Reyes (Stanford University) and Nine Yamamoto-Masson (University of Amsterdam) in Visual Activism a symposium presented by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art with International Association of Visual Culture in collaboration, San Francisco, USA.

2013 Constellations on the Move, guest lecture at the KHOJ – Contemporary Art Intensive, organized by the KHOJ – International Artist’s Association, New Delhi, India.

 2012 In the Fold of the Digital: Interface Intimacy and the Archive, at the workshop Interface Intimacies conceptualized by Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore, India.

2012 Digital Interruptions in the Contemporary at the Arts and Aesthetics in the Globalizing Worlds organized in collaboration between Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and the Anthropological Association of UK and the Common Wealth, New Delhi, India.

2010 Across Cultures: Issues of Production and Reception In New Media Art in India at Art Practices in the age of Cultural Relativism co-ordinated by Gayatri Sinha, British Council, New Delhi, October 2010.

2010 Spectating the Temporal: Images In-flux at See-Saw: Context of Spectatorship, organized by Sarojini Naidu School of Fine Arts and Performing Arts, University of Hyderabad, India.

2010 Overlapping Visualities: New Media Technology and Cultural Practices in India at Inter-visualities at RLV Fine Arts College, Tripunithura, Kerala, India.

2010 Reconfiguring the Body: Temporal Articulations at Body, Space and Technology in Performance organized by Centre for Performance Research and Cultural Studies in South Asia, Thrissur, Kerala, India.

2009 History of New Media Art in India in a seminar organized by Art & Deal Magazine titled Space for Critical Texts on Visual Arts, New Delhi, India.

2009 Imagining an Archive for New Media art in India at Archiving the Art Histories: Exigencies and Challenges in Pedagogy and Research organized by ACUA (Association for Artists, Academicians and Citizens for University Autonomy) Baroda, India.

COMMITTEES

2016 Indian Expert, Nominating Committee, Sovereign Art Prize 2017 presented by Sovereign Art Foundation, Hong Kong.

2016 Member, Selection Committee, IGNITE! Festival of Contemporary Dance, 2016 conceptualised by Gati Dance Forum, Delhi, India.

SELECTED WORKSHOPS

2015 Moderator, Vision Mix: Artists, Filmmakers and Curator’s Workshop, organised by Vision Mix Group in association with the Department of Art, Design and Performing Arts, Shiv Nadar University, Noida, India and The School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.

2011 Participant, Curating Indian Visual Culture: Theory and Practice held at RLV Fine Arts College, Tripunithura, Kochi, Kerala, India.

2010 Participant, Art Writing Workshop organised by Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art with Keith Wallace (Editor in Chief, YISHU – Contemporary Art in China Magazine) New Delhi, India.

2010 Participant, Online Textual performance on twitter conceptualized by visual artist Abhisekh Hazra exploring the idea of ‘textual performance’ art through online platforms, New Delhi, India.