Manan Shah

Manan Shah is a museologist, independent writer and aspiring art curator and art critic. Born and brought up in Kasheer (Kashmir), he holds a degree in Archaeology – Ancient History and Museology from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India. He has published widely in magazines and journals including 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 as an assistant curator. His most recent curatorial venture; ‘Which Sky do Birds Fly’ is currently on view at Gallery  LATITUDE 28. Shah has worked as a programme assistant in TAKE curatorial symposium, ‘Horizon and Perspective: Curatorial Gaze to Gauge Promise of Art’. Currently, based in New Delhi, Shah is working as an assistant editorial coordinator at TAKE on Art – a magazine dedicated to contemporary South Asia arts. He is also part of the curatorial team at the contemporary art gallery LATITUDE 28, New Delhi, India.

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