cultural theorist and independent curator, Mumbai
Nancy Adajania (born 1971) is a cultural theorist, art critic, and independent curator. She has written and lectured on extended sculpture, new media, and public art. She was editor-in-chief of Art India (2000−2003) and in that role she sought to shift the emphasis of visual arts discourse in India from conventional art practices towards public art, new media, and the relationship between the visual arts and political intervention. Adajania has contributed essays and reviews to numerous magazines and her archive installation In Aladdin’s Cave was exhibited in Building Sight, Watermans Arts Centre, London, 2007; and On Difference #2: Grenzwertig, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, 2006. Recent publications include a monograph of the artist Shilpa Gupta (ed., 2010). Recent (co)curatorial projects include: Landscapes of where, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinrueke, Bombay, 2009; Chalo! India: A New Era of Indian Art, Mori Museum, Tokyo, 2008; Thermocline of Art: New Asian Waves, ZKM, Karlsruhe, 2007; Avatars of the Object: Sculptural Projections, NCPA/Guild Art Gallery, Bombay, 2006; and Zoom: Art in Contemporary India, Culturgest, Lisbon, 2004. Adajania lives and works in Bombay.