Vidya Shivadas is a curator based in New Delhi. She completed her Masters in Art Criticism from Faculty of Fine Arts, MS University, Vadodara in 2000. She worked for more than a decade at the Vadehra Art Gallery before taking on the role of FICA Director in 2011. She has curated a number of exhibitions at the Vadehra Art Gallery since 2002 as well as guest-curated exhibitions at Devi Art Foundation, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Edinburgh Art Festival, and Serendipity Arts Festival. In 2007, she was invited to participate in the educational programming for Documenta 12 from May to September 2007 in Kassel, Germany. In 2009, she received the Asian Art Archive’s Research Grant for her research on the development of art critics in India from the post-independence period to the present day. In 2018 she participated in a curatorial residency program offered by the Kunstsammlung NRW, Dusseldorf in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut.
Shivadas is Visiting Faculty at School of Culture and Creative Expressions, Ambedkar University Delhi since 2013 as well as faculty for the Post Graduate Diploma in Modern & Contemporary Indian Art & Curatorial Studies at Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai between 2013 and 2017.
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