Manan Shah

Manan Shah is a museologist, curator and writer. Born and brought up in Kasheer (Kashmir), he has published widely in magazines and journals including TAKE on Art, Inverse Journal, History is Now Magazine, World History Encyclopedia, Free Press Kashmir, among others. His writings and curatorial practices are attentive to the knowledge systems of antiquity that have informed the current-day cultural and political identity of Kashmir. Shah is also a recipient of the Kochi Students Biennale Curatorial Fellowship and has been part of India Art Fair’s Young Collectors Programme. His curatorial ventures; Which Sky do Birds Fly (2023) and Scripted Selves: Sutures of Signs and Symbol (2024) have been part of LATITUDE 28’s exhibition calendar for two consecutive years. Shah also curated a research-based photo project, A Home in the Constant Flux: A Call to the Verb Memory (2023), Simurgh Centre, Goethe Institute, New Delhi. He was the programme assistant to the curatorial symposium Horizon and Perspective: Curatorial Gaze to Gauge Promise of Art. Currently, based in New Delhi, Shah is working as an editorial and programme assistant TAKE on Art. He is also part of the curatorial team at gallery LATITUDE 28, New Delhi.

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