PARTICIPANT / Srinivas Aditya Mopidevi

  • Name Srinivas Aditya Mopidevi
  • Country India
  • Vocation Not Available
  • Education Not Available

Srinivas Aditya Mopidevi is a writer and curator based in New Delhi and New York. In the past decade, he was involved in research and curatorial projects with Park Avenue Armory, Asia Society in New York, and held positions with Devi Art Foundation, Raqs Media Collective, Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. His recent solo curated projects include Missing Hue of the Rainbow and Dissent Library(2019) at Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College / Hessel Museum of Art, New York, In the Presence of Others (2016), Korean Cultural Center, New Delhi. Mopidevi was also the Curatorial Advisor for When Artists Enter the Factories exhibition at Brooklyn Army Terminal, New York (2019).

Mopidevi’s single and collaborative writing has appeared in John Akomfrah: Signs of Empire, New Museum, New York (2018), Songs for Sabotage, New Museum + Phaidon (New York / London, 2018), Information: Documents of Contemporary Art, MIT Press + Whitechapel Gallery (London, 2016), Raqs Media Collective: Case Book (Toronto, 2014), INSERT2014 Publication (Delhi, 2014), An Autocorrected Journal (Manila, 2014), among others. He is also a regular writer for many journals and publications; including Hong Kong-based OCULA.

A graduate from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York, Mopidevi is currently working towards finishing his doctoral dissertation at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University (SAA, JNU), New Delhi. He also holds a Master of Philosophy in Visual Studies from SAA, JNU, and a Master of Visual Arts in Art History & Aesthetics from The M.S.University of Baroda, Gujarat, India.

Vidur Sethi had a conversation with him about curatorial practice and processes; his experience of curating various shows; and delving into questions around the role and figure of an artist-curator, the various points of entry and encounter in an exhibition and working with a space while curating a show.

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