Shaunak Mahbubani is a nomadic curator, writer, and arts organizer. They primarily pursue projects under the exhibition series ‘Allies for the Uncertain Futures’, focused on exploring the possibilities of socio-political, ecological and techno-evolutionary futures through the lens of non-duality. As a curator, they are interested in complicating boundaries between artwork and the viewer through participatory gatherings, diffusions, and the use of non-white cube spaces. They have also been collaborating with Vidisha-Fadescha as ‘After Party Collective’, since 2019.
Shaunak Mahbubani has curated at Prameya Art Foundation, New Delhi; Mumbai Art Room, Mumbai; and Goethe-Institut, New Delhi, among others.
Residents from India
Aslan Goisum tends to mine memory–collective and personal, political and cultural–for clues about colonial realities, how they have been endured and how they might be undone. Identities come into play in his work, as embodied effects of violence perpetrated or unfreedom suffered but also as possible openings, new beginnings. So far, his prime artistic tools have been the moving image, sculptural installation and various paper-based techniques.
Aslan Goisum has exhibited work at Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp; Stedeljik Museum, Amsterdam; and Kohta, Helsinki, among others.