I am a research-driven curator specializing in post-1960 visual art and culture with a focus on feminist art practice. I work with early-career as well as established women and minority artists whose practices engage with questions of race, philosophy, interdisciplinary poetry, animal and post-human theory, biological techno-feminism, environmentalism, globalism and gender. My exhibitions aim to enable artists and audiences to engage with larger critical questions and frameworks on contemporary life.
Inspired by Jacques Derrida’s text 'Tympan', I approach the body, media and text as spaces of relational exchange. Celebrating involuntary or accidental cross-pollination, my practice is simultaneously interdisciplinary, critical, and cheerfully unruly. It resists classification in terms of method, gender, class and other unified systems of post-enlightenment, capitalist and neoliberal thinking, instead provoking collaborative relations with unexpected allies. Through organizing exhibitions, public programs, talks, events, publications and conversations I advance an awareness of liminal potential, be it personal or political.
I have curated artists such as Katarina Hruskova (The Waning Yolk, 2018), Caitlin Griffiths (While we belong to ourselves, a part of us belongs to everyone, 2018), (Ronny Sen, Rithika Merchant and Soghra Khurasani (This burning land belongs to you, 2017), and Tash Kahn and John Ros (Citizen, 2018). I have commissioned work by Claudette Johnson, Sutapa Biswas, Elly Clarke, Ingrid Pollard and Liz Hingley.
I have worked with institutions such as The Boulder Museum for Contemporary Art (USA), the London Borough of Camden (UK), Sluice__Art Biennial (UK), SquareWorks:Lab (India), TARQ Gallery (India) and Pump House Gallery (UK). I was the Chief Curator for Swiss Cottage Gallery (UK) until 2019. Before that, I was a Critical Writing Fellow at Lokaal 01 (Belgium, 2011), and a post-academic fellow at DNA/GEMAK (the Netherlands, 2011).
Over the years I have received numerous grants, including a Research & Development Grant, (Arts Council England, 2018), and an Academic Excellence Scholarship (Prince Bernhard Cultural Fund, 2013). I was part of Camden’s successful bid for the London Borough of Culture’s Cultural Impact Award (UK, 2018).
I am a co-director of the SquareWorks:Lab fellowship in Mumbai and a member of Independent Curators International.