LA NAPOULE ART FOUNDATION 2019
Shaunak Mahbubani (they/them) is the winner of Pramya Art Foundation’s Art Scribes Award 2018-19. They are a curator and arts organizer, currently living in New Delhi. They primarily pursue projects under the series 'Allies for the Uncertain Futures’ initiated in 2016. This exhibition series is focused on exploring the possibilities of socio-political, ecological and techno-evolutionary futures through the lens of non-duality. They are interested in complicating boundaries between artwork and the viewer through participatory gatherings, diffusions, and the use of non-white cube spaces. Mahbubani has recently curated a solo exhibition of Seema Kohli’s works at Sundar Nursery (2019). They have received exhibition grants from apexart (New York) and the Inlaks Foundation, and were also a part of the inaugural 2017 edition of CISA (Curatorial Intensive South Asia) initiated by Khoj International Artist's Association and Goethe Institut Delhi. They have previously curated exhibitions and projects at TIER (Berlin); Embassy of Switzerland, Sunder Nursery, Goethe Institut, Kalakar Theatre (New Delhi); Mumbai Art Room (Mumbai); 1Shanthi Road (Bangalore); and TIFA Working Studios (Pune). They also make spatial interventions and new media work under the moniker ‘After Party Collective’ with Vidisha Fadescha, including ‘Queer Futures Potluck Party’ as part of Five Million Incidents (2019). Mahbubani was Curator, Programming at The Gujral Foundation 2017-18, and is Inlaks-ISCP NY Curatorial Resident 2020-21.