I am a Delhi based artist and writer. Having pursued fine art under the tutelage of artist Shobha Broota, I am a recent entrant to the world of art. I have been involved in research, planning and execution of gallery exhibitions and external projects. In addition, I have been writing for eminent artists G. R. Iranna and Vibha Galhotra. With many years of experience in professional and creative writing, I have been involved in content writing, editing and catalogue writing for artists. I have a Master’s in Public Policy from Duke University, USA. Prior to transitioning to the world of art, I was working in the fields of international development and policy research with multilateral organizations and think tanks such as The World Bank, Washington D.C. and the International Labor Organization in Geneva.
Jun 2015 to Present
Exhibition: Group show "WHITE ON WHITE" at NIV Art Centre, New Delhi, April 2-9, 2016; curated by Shobha Broota Upcoming Show at Jaipur Art Summit, Jaipur, December 7-11, 2016
Archivist, Researcher and Writer for Artists G.R. Iranna and Vibha Galhotra, Independent
Mar 2015 to Present
Research, manage and catalog physical and electronic records, photographic material and audiovisual records, assist with upcoming exhibitions and other projects as needed, research, write and edit proposals and other art-related content.
Freelance Writer and Editor, Freelance
Dec 2014 to Present
Wrote image descriptions for the catalogue of artist G. R. Iranna’s show And the last shall be the first: G. R. Iranna Works 1995-2015 at NGMA Bangalore (2016) Published article Journeying through the Contemporary Conscious in Art Journal magazine’s October 2016 issue Wrote catalogue content for Fashion Designer Rinku Sobti’s new brand LOOM 1905 Edited the book The Moon Waxes and Wanes by author and multi-instrumentalist Vishesh Kalimero
Jul 2014 to Feb 2016
Coordinated research, planning and execution of gallery exhibitions and external projects including: - a curatorial show 3 SENTENCES on the curatorial at 24 Jor Bagh, New Delhi (August 2014) - the show Modern Memory, Identity & Personal Archives at The Birla Academy of Arts, Kolkata (January 2015) - other exhibitions at the Bikaner House, New Delhi (January - February 2016) Participated in a research workshop with the Siddhartha Arts Foundation in Nepal on the issue of International Environment for the Arts in Nepal Drafted the newsletter content for Asia Art Archive’s upcoming Delhi office
Research Intern, International Labor Organization
May 2014 to Jul 2014
Carried out research for the World for Youth Project and wrote a country report on labour market transitions of Tanzanian youth
Consultant, Social Protection and Labor Division, The World Bank
Apr 2013 to Apr 2014
Analyzed a global database of country-specific youth employment programs and studied program impact of different types of youth employment interventions to inform a meta-regression study.
Certificate in International Development Policy, Duke University, Duke Center for International Development, USA
Aug 2013 to May 2014
Master of Public Policy, Duke University, USA
Aug 2012 to May 2014
B.A. (Hons.) Economics, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi University, New Delhi, India
Jul 2006 to May 2009