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Anuradha Vikram is a writer, curator, and educator based in Los Angeles, CA.

My book, Decolonizing Culture, is available for purchase in print or EPUB at Sming Sming Books.

I’m jurying an open call exhibition, FRESH 2021 at SoLA Contemporary. The reception is August 28, 2021, from 1-6 pm. The show runs til October 9.

On January 27, The Getty announced the 45 Southern California institutions participating in Pacific Standard Time: Art x Science x LA in 2024. I am collaborating with Victoria Vesna, Director of UCLA Art Sci Center to curate Atmosphere of Sound: Sonic Art in Times of Climate Disruption. The research phase of the project consists of artist residencies, panel discussions, and workshops on the UCLA campus. The exhibition in 2024 will be hosted by UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance.

Art Sci will host a series of workshops for our Ars Electronica Garden from September 8-12, 2021, with artists from the Atmosphere of Sound research residencies.

I was invited to give a talk on our research for the Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art in July 2021. View the recording of my lecture, Planetary Neuroaesthetics, here.

An undertaking of nearly three years,  Jaishri Abichandani: Flower-Headed Children is the first comprehensive museum survey of New York-based artist and organizer Jaishri Abichandani’s varied creative production. The mid-career survey exhibition will be on view from January 30 – May 8, 2022 at the Craft Contemporary in Los Angeles.

 

Recent publications:

Emotional Self-Defense Lessons: Sarah Schulman in conversation with Anuradha Vikram,” Terremoto Issue 20 (May 24).

The NFT’s Promise of Control,” Art in America (May 5).

How to Change” is a limited series for KCET’s Southland Sessions. My columns between June 2020-June 2021 have addressed changing arts institutions from the inside, promoting your art in the absence of open galleries and museums, using your art for social change, exhibiting art in unconventional settings, artists parenting, and teaching studio art online.

I have a contribution, “Letter to a Radical Mom,” in the Routledge collection La Pocha Nostra: A Handbook for the Rebel Artist in a Post-Democratic Society.

 

Older News:

May 20 UCLA Art Sci panel “Value(s) of NFT Art” with Christiane Paul, Alex May, Tamiko Thiel, and myself.

May 5 2021 RISD panel “Digital Gold? What Artists Need to Know About NFTs,” hosted by RISD and organized by Brian Droitcour of Art in America.

I’m delighted to have been included in The Feminist Art Project’s Day(s) of Panels: Ecofeminisms, taking place online February 12-13, 2021. My presentation on Friday February 12 at 3:30-5pm EST is archived here.

I organized a series of artist dialogues for Baik Art in 2020-21 featuring Mithu Sen and Jaishri Abichandani, Shinique Smith and Mella Jaarsma, Elana Mann and Jiha Moon, and Elliott Hundley and Entang Wiharso.

My essay “Virtual Eyes: Art Criticism in the Online Gallery” was published in conjunction with the debut issue of MARCH in December 2020.

An Ethic of Caring Beyond the Human” was included in the Berggruen Institute‘s Transformations of the Human symposium, published online by the Los Angeles Review of Books in August 2020.

My recent contributions to X-TRA include “Unstable Connections” and “Black Mirrors: Hammons, Wilson, and Julien on Capital in the Art Market” as well as a video conversation with fellow X-TRA editor Travis Diehl.

Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas Vol. 5, Issue 3 (Dec 2019): “Special Issue: Challenging Hegemony within the South Asian Diaspora” edited by Jaishri Abichandani, Santhi Kavuri Bauer, and Anuradha Vikram

Thoughts on sea level rise, climate change, migration, and the last Venice Biennale: Read my write-up of May You Live in Interesting Times, “Collapses: The Venice Biennale and the End of History” in Art Practical 11.1: All the World’s End.

Interviews with LA Freewaves on Instagram Live (April 15, 2021 and June 18, 2020)