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    Anushka Rajendran

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    A Delhi-based curator and writer, Anushka Rajendran and works with the Prameya Art Foundation, and was the festival curator of Colomboscope in 2021.

    Rajendran received her MA, MPhil and PhD in visual studies from the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her MPhil dissertation focused on installation art in the 1990s and its preoccupation with trauma, and her PhD thesis studied socially-engaged art practices that move beyond the traditional audiences and environments of contemporary art. Her subsequent research has continued to explore this theme.

    Rajendran was the curator for video art at the Asian Art Biennial in 2021, and assistant curator for the Kochi-Muziris Biennale in 2018. From 2011 to 2017, she was assistant editor for the publication TAKE on Art. Rajendran was awarded the Art Scribes Award in 2015. Her curatorial work has been supported by fellowships and residencies with Aomori Contemporary Art Center, Japan; the International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York; and Theertha International Artists’ Collective, Colombo. 

    At the time of writing, she lives and works in Delhi. 


    “Anushka Rajendran.” Anushka Rajendran. Accessed April 28, 2022. 

    “Anushka Rajendran.” Chobi Mela. Accessed April 28, 2022. 

    “Anushka Rajendran.” ISCP–NYC. Accessed April 28, 2022. 

    “Reading in Tongues: Natasha Ginwala and Anushka Rajendran with Cecilia Vicuña.” Ishara Art Foundation. Accessed April 28, 2022. 


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