Veeranganakumari Solanki (India) is a curator and art writer whose projects and writing considers history as a vital part of understanding changing movements and art forms. Her current area of research is developed and informed by artists’ practices and theories and institutional methods of education and audience building, that may be referred to as neo/post-contemporary art observations. The primary aspect of this on-going research looks at collaborative projects that exist not only between artists, but also between various fields, such as visual arts, photography, science, music, architecture, sports and theatre. These collaborations are not restricted to art institutes and galleries; they extend into outdoor public and alternate spaces.

During her joint residency with Delfina Foundation and Tate, Veerangana will be working for six months with Tate’s Senior Curator of International Photography, in Tate Modern’s Curatorial department. She is particularly interested in researching the manner in which artists and institutions approach the idea of time and immediacy within the context of a changing/developing contemporary. In a period of information and image excess, and macro attention spans, what is it that makes an experience of an artwork or an exhibition different?

Veerangana studied English Literature and holds post-graduate diplomas in Indian Aesthetics; Art Criticism and Theory; as well as a Masters in History. She was the Residency Curator for Photo Kathmandu 2018 and curated the Kathmandu Triennale Symposium in 2017. She has lectured conducted workshops on curating and art practices internationally and has contributed papers and articles to several international art journals.

Curatorial projects include: Memory weave: of pixels and Patterns’ for the International Indian Textile Conference, ‘Tansukh’, Hyderabad (2017); Deconstructed Innings, an exhibition with 10 contemporary artists and Sachin Tendulkar, that merged sport and art (2014-2015); Pocket Maps of the Mind: Residues of Memory, Tarq, Mumbai (2014); Recognition System, Kuandu Biennale, Taipei, Taiwan (2014); Incidents of Phenomena, Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Rome, Italy (2014); Citizens of Time, 2nd Dhaka Art Summit (2014). Veerangana is currently working as the curator of the inaugural exhibition (titled Distilled Blueprints) at a new art space opening in Baroda, India in March 2019. She is also on the advisory committee of the Kathmandu Triennale 2020.


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