JUNE 2018 | Squareworks:Lab Creative Fellowship
10 November 2018, Mumbai
I was invited to join the Squareworks: Lab Creative Fellowship in Mumbai as an inaugural fellow and founder. An 80-year-old art deco apartment in Colaba will play host to the three-month fellowship. Domestic space will be converted into creative space; the creative environment re-thought. SqW:Lab will be an “‘active space’, a hybrid structure that [is] part art school, part community centre and part artistic laboratory”, (Jens Hoffman, Theatre of Exhibitions). Following initial workshops and the inaugural exhibition in Mumbai on 10 November 2018, the SqW:Lab fellows will be co-producing a series of collaborative projects during the next three months which will focus on the themes of Drawing, the Domestic, Place and Process.
This year’s participants will be Sutapa Biswas (artist, UK), Gustavo S Ferro (artist, BR / UK), Katsushi Goto (architect, JPN, IN), Tash Kahn (artist, UK), Sameer Kulavoor (artist, IN), Charlie Levine (curator, UK), John Ros (artist / curator, US), Vishwa Shroff (artist, IN), Thomas Tsang (architect, HK), and Rosanna van Mierlo (art writer, UK/US).
Read the press release. More information see sqwlab.com.
APRIL 2018 | Arts Council England Project Development Funding
April 2018 - January 2019
To support my research and development project around innovative, interdisciplinary and diverse art writing, Arts Council England generously awarded me funding to conduct the initial R&D, allowing me to speak to some amazing people in the field of art writing, political activism and academia. In London I met with art writer Maria Fusco, writer and cultural critic Dr Sarat Maharaj, activist and change maker Kayza Rose, artist and performer Elly Clarke, art consultant Dr Samina Zahir and curator Charlie Levine. In 2019 I will be meeting with artist Andrea Ray, Women and Performance editor Olivia Michiko Gagnon, and UChicago graduate Margaret Fink.