I grew up in India, and studied design for my undergraduate education. Working as a graphic designer in diverse industries for a long period, I found myself leaning more towards the arts. While visual design was what I engaged with the most, art history and contemporary art always interested me. At every instance of being confronted with a powerful work of art, I would try and understand the workings of the mind behind it. While I couldn’t fathom being an artist myself, an understanding of the art world from a curator’s perspective really intrigued me.
As a curator, I am interested in exploring how cultural conditioning adds and takes away from one’s artistic expressions and understanding. I am further curious in researching what role does gender and cultural notions play in it. Studying and learning design, I have concentrated on the functionality aspect of any work, now as a curator I want to see if and how effectively can art serve as a medium of not only expression but change in the stereotypical representation of cultures, histories and perspectives. I am interested in curating art and design from different media to enhance my understanding of what is contemporary. I still must find my voice as a curator, but the learning experience so far has been extremely enriching personally and professionally which I hope continues endlessly.