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.


sonic science fiction transmission

12 September 2020, 12.00-21.45

Propositions #12: Waves Breaking Walls, Futures in Movement

Tentoonstelling en publiek programma

14 September 2019–12 January 2020

Trainings for the Not-Yet


11 March–21 May 2017

To Seminar


24 June–12 July 2015

A Call for Drawings