Dhaka Art Summit




Sean Anderson is Associate Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. A Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, he received two degrees in architectural design and architectural history from Cornell University, an M. Arch from Princeton University and a Ph.D in art history from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has practiced as an architect and taught in Afghanistan, Australia, India, Italy, Morocco, Sri Lanka and the U.A.E. His book, Modern Architecture and its Representation in Colonial Eritrea was published in 2015 and was a finalist for the AIFC Bridge Book Award for Non-Fiction.



Doryun Chong was appointed in September 2013 as the inaugural Chief Curator at M+, a new museum of visual culture, which will open its Herzog and de Meuron-designed building in 2019 in the West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong. In January 2016, he was promoted to Deputy Director and Chief Curator, M+. He oversees all curatorial activities and programmes including acquisitions, exhibitions, learning and public programmes, and digital initiatives encompassing the three main disciplinary areas of design and architecture, moving image, and visual art. The most recent exhibitions he co-curated include Mobile M+: Live Art and Tsang Kin-Wah: The Infinite Nothing, Hong Kong’s participation in the 2015 Venice Biennale. Prior to joining M+, Chong was Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture at MoMA, where he organised projects including the critically acclaimed exhibition, Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde (2012) and acquired a diverse range of works, many of them non-western, for the museum’s collection.  From 2003 to 2009, Chong held various positions as curator in the Visual Arts department at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

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Shanay Jhaveri is Assistant Curator, South Asian Art, within the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. A graduate of Brown University, with a BA in Art-Semiotics and the History of Art and Architecture, Shanay Jhaveri has a PhD in Curatorial and Critical Studies from the Royal College of Art, where his dissertation addressed the topic of self-identity in South Asian art: 'The Journey in my Head: Cosmopolitanism and Indian Male Self-Portraiture in 20th Century India – Umrao Singh Sher-Gil, Bhupen Khakhar and Raghubir Singh.' His recent exhibitions include In Dialogue: Amrita Sher-Gil and Lionel Wendt (Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai, 2014); Raghubir Singh and William Gedney (Esther Schipper Gallery, Berlin, 2013); Companionable Silences (Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2013); and India: Visions from the Outside (Cultuurcentrum Brugge, Bruges, 2012). Shanay has also curated film programmes for Light Industry, New York, Cambridge University, and in London the LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images, the East London Gay Film Festival, Iniva, Frieze Art Fair, Tate Modern and the 3rd edition of the Dhaka Art Summit. Jhaveri’s books include: Western Artists and India: Creative Inspirations in Art and Design (Thames & Hudson and The Shoestring Publisher, 2013); Outsider Films on India: 1950-1990 (The Shoestring Publisher, 2010); and Chandigarh is in India (The Shoestring Publisher, 2016). He has published widely in various art journals and is a contributing editor to Frieze Magazine. He is a trustee of the non-profit public space Mumbai Art Room, Mumbai, and a member of the Chinati Contemporary Council, Marfa Texas.



Rattanamol Singh Johal is the C-MAP Fellow for Asia in the Department of Media and Performance Art at MoMA and a member of the post Editorial Team. He has previously worked in various capacities, including curator, archivist and publications Editor at Khoj International Artists’ Association in New Delhi. He entered the Art History doctoral programme at Columbia University in 2013 after earning a BA in Art History and Political Science at the Macaulay Honors College, CUNY (2009) and an MA at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London (2011). Interested in exploring the afterlives of the documentary mode, he examines artistic practices from around the globe that continue to critically push the genre into speculative, fictive, forensic, and other terrains.



Clara Kim is The Daskalopoulos Senior Curator, International Art (Africa, Asia and Middle East) at Tate Modern in London where she is responsible for the research and acquisition of modern and contemporary art from Africa, Asia and the Middle East.  Previously, Kim served as Senior Curator at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and Gallery Director/Curator of REDCAT in Los Angeles. Recent curatorial projects include a mid-career survey of Abraham Cruzvillegas (Walker Art Center, Haus der Kunst and Museo Jumex and Museo Amparo); an exhibition of new work by Mark Bradford (Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai); and An Album: Cinematheque Tangier, a project by Yto Barrada, and Minouk Lim: Heat of Shadows both at the Walker Art Center. 



Tarun Nagesh is Associate Curator, Asian Art at the Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) in Brisbane, Australia. Tarun is part of the core curatorial team for the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT) and curated the South Asian and parts of the Southeast Asian components of APT8 (2015-16), including the focus project Kalpa Vriksha: Contemporary Indigenous and Vernacular Art of India. He regularly curates exhibitions from the QAGOMA Collection along with touring exhibitions and working with historical material. Tarun is currently working on the 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (2018-19) as well as the exhibition programme and development of the QAGOMA Asian Art Collection.



Kathryn Weir directs the exhibitions and programmes of the Centre Pompidou's interdisciplinary cultural development department, whose projects cross contemporary art, film, dance, performance, visual culture and contemporary ideas. She is currently preparing the first edition of the biennial platform Cosmopolis which opened at the Centre Pompidou in October 2017, as well as the launch in June 2017 of the new annual event MOVE : performance / dance / moving image. Her past curatorial projects include Tracey Moffatt: Spirited (2014-15), Sublime, Passages to the Infinite (2014-15), Action, Hong Kong Style (2013), Mountains and Waters: Chinese Animation since the 1930s (2012-13), Sculpture is Everything (2012), Lightness & Gravity (2012), 21st Century: Art in the first decade (2010-11), Pier Paolo Pasolini: We Are All In Danger (2010), The Cypress and the Crow: 50 Years of Iranian Animation (2009-10), Small acts (2009), Modern Ruin (2008), The Leisure Class (2007-08), Hong Kong, Shanghai: Cinema Cities (2007), Kiss of the Beast (2005-6), The Nature Machine: Contemporary Art, Nature and Technology (2004-5), Video Hits: Art and Music Video (2004), and Read My Lips: Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Cindy Sherman (1998). She was a member of the curatorium of the 5th, 6th and 7th Asia-Pacific Triennials between 2006 and 2013.