Presented in collaboration with Queer Arts Festival and SUM Gallery, join curator Adwait Singh, to learn more about what they have been up to throughout their time at Griffin Art Projects!
Adwait Singh (b. 1992) is a New Delhi-based curator and theorist engaging affective historiography, queer epistemology, and ethno-cosmologies with the view to qualify predominant understandings and modes of relating to the world. Theirs is an integrative practice that seeks to promote collective care, commensality, and dialogue within the arts ecology. Parallel to the Mardin Biennial, they have been working on the 14th edition of the historical Queer Arts Festival in Vancouver (June 2022) that pitches a mutational politics as a counter to neo-colonial technics of exposure and their monitored replication of the status quo. Other significant projects include 'Mutarerium' which questioned the terminology of the Anthropocene by examining a trifecta of more-than-human evolutionary timelines at the Mumbai Art Room (Mumbai, 2019) and 'Caressing History' that explored the possibility of a para-textual, embodied historiography at Prameya Art Foundation (New Delhi, 2018). Their writings have appeared in various publications and periodicals.