Akansha Rastogi is a researcher and curator. She is Senior Curator, Programming and Exhibitions at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), New Delhi. She is currently researching and writing on exhibition histories of Modern and Contemporary Indian Art and working towards a series of essays and a book of interviews. Akansha has been an active member of several short-lived artists-led initiatives, forums, and collectives in Delhi including WALA, Baoli Taredh, Dhalao 2018, Curators Forum Delhi, etc.
Her recent curatorial exhibitions and objects include ‘What Place is Kitchen? What Place Community?’ (KNMA, 2018), ‘The Souvenir Shop’ at Chatterjee & Lal (2018), ‘Tilting’ (School of Environment and Architecture, 2018), ‘Hangar for the Passerby’ (KNMA, 2017), ‘Invitation for a Coup: A conversation series’ (KNMA, 2016), ‘Zones of Contact: Propositions on the Museum’ (co-curated, 2013) and the performance series ‘Inhabiting the Museum’ (KNMA, 2011-15), among others. She has participated in a curatorial residency at ISCP, New York (2014) supported by Inlaks, Getty Foundation Travel Grant to Brazil (2013), IFA-Khoj curatorial residency (2011) and Asian Curators’ Program in Japan (2013), and was a recipient of IFA Research Grant (2014-15) and FICA Public Art Grant (2011-12; as WALA). She has contributed essays to several publications and co-edited a book on seven women artists Seven Contemporaries (2014).
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