TAKE Team

  • Bhavna Kakar
    Bhavna Kakar

    Editor-in-Chief and Publisher

    Bhavna Kakar is the editor-in-chief and publisher of TAKE on art magazine and the founding director of Latitude 28, a contemporary art gallery located in New Delhi. With several years of experience in arts management, writing, editing and curating Bhavna founded TAKE magazine in 2010 and has nurtured it to become one of the leading arts journals within the South Asian region which, through its diverse contributions and guest edited issues, now occupies a global platform. 

    Kakar’s commitment to fostering art writing practices is one of the driving forces behind TAKE’s continued effort to establish a space for independent art writers by supporting both emerging and established critics through writers’ awards, workshops, panel discussions and seminars. Significant projects in this direction include Writing Workshop: Art Writing in the Era of Mass Distribution with FICA in 2010, TAKE on Residency, IFA and 1 Shanthi Road in 2013, TAKE on Writing, Critic-Community: Contemporary Art Writing in India in Goa in 2014 and more recently Take on Writing | Critical Writing Ensemble’s Baroda Chapter, which OCA held at MS University of Baroda in December 2015 as well as the Dhaka Chapter in 2016. 

    Under Kakar’s leadership, TAKE has participated extensively in various international curated forums and fairs including Art Basel, Art Basel Hong Kong, Sharjah Biennale, Art Dubai, the Asia Triennial Manchester, Dhaka Art Summit and Videobrasil. A post-graduate in Art History from MS University Baroda, Kakar is a JRF-UGC grantee with a research fellowship on her ongoing thesis on pre-modern art focusing on sculpture from the Vidarbha region. Kakar is currently developing a volume of selected essays on the eminent Indian critic K B Goel and co-curating a travelling exhibition and book titled Planet Sharing; or How to Live Nonanthropocentrically with Plants

  • Anushka Rajendran
    Anushka Rajendran

    Editorial Coordinator

    Anushka Rajendran has been the editorial coordinator of TAKE on art for over five years now, where she has been a key member of the editorial team seeing each issue through all its stages: research, coordinating content, editing, and overseeing production besides coordinating TAKE's outreach initiatives. Previously, she has dabbled in journalism, advertising, psychology and literature, before she ultimately turning to a Master's degree in Arts and Aesthetics from the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). She later completed an MPhil (2013), focusing her dissertation on "Installation Art in India: Preoccupations with Trauma". She is also an independent curator, art writer, and researcher currently interested in socially engaged art practices, and finding new publics for art in South Asia. She is exploring this through her PhD research "Where Lies the Public? Aesthetics of Social Engagement," with the School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU and curatorially during her residency (2016) at the International Studio and Curatorial Program, Brooklyn, supported by the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation. She has contributed essays to art magazines, academic journals and edited volumes, and was the recipient of the Arts Scribes Award in 2015.

  • Adwait Singh
    Adwait Singh

    Assistant Editor

    Adwait Singh is a theorist and curator of contemporary art based out of New Delhi and is currently functional as an assistant editor for TAKE on art and a curator of the Students’ Biennale (Kochi, 2016). With a Masters in History and Philosophy of Art from the University of Kent and another in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths College, Adwait interlaces the understanding of analytical and continental philosophy in his writings undergirded by the experience of working with organisations such as the British Museum, the Serpentine Galleries and the Courtauld Gallery as well as independent practitioners. His work as a scholar-curator frequently weaves in and out of areas of inquiry such as subjectivity formation, the 'animal question', transcultural memory, space, displacement and identity, performance and performativity, gender and sexuality, post-humanism, technogenesis and ecofeminism, in the context of a variety of media. He is currently working on a revised phenomenological account of the question of sexual difference and its mediation in the technologically accelerated desire economies of the contemporary moment.

  • Shivani Chandra
    Shivani Chandra

    Copy Editor

    Shivani Chandra is a Washington, D.C.-based designer, writer, and editor with an interest in India’s contemporary art market. Shivani has worked for several of Delhi’s top galleries in recent years, most notably Latitude 28. She has been involved with TAKE on art for five years. Shivani has a passion for literature and travel, in addition to a newfound love for exploring her family’s rich culinary heritage. Her entry into the world of art has only heightened her appreciation of the world’s diverse cultures.

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