Subramaniam, Radhika

Radhika Subramaniam
PhD Performance Studies NYU
Director and Chief Curator of the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center; Assistant Professor of Art and Design History and Theory, Parsons School of Design

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Areas of Expertise:
Public art, Urbanism (South Asia), Curatorial Practice, Creative research practices, Visual/Cultural studies
Radhika Subramaniam is the Director and Chief Curator of the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center and an assistant professor of art and design history and theory. Her research interests are in South Asian urban modernity and cultures of catastrophe. Her curatorial practice is cross-disciplinary and dialogic, committed to public pedagogy, critical urbanism, and political and social justice. Subramaniam previously served as director of cultural programs at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), where she commissioned several public art projects in downtown Manhattan and oversaw a program of art and ideas. Subramaniam was the founding and executive editor of the interdisciplinary art journal Connect: art.politics.theory.practice, published by Arts International.
Courses Taught:
Sr Sem: Art Intervention
Sr Sem: Curating the City
Recent Publications:
Her projects include:

Living Concrete/Carrot City (co-curated with Nevin Cohen, Fall 2010)

Art in Odd Places: Sign (co-curated with Erin Donnelly, October 2009)

Abecedarium for Our Times (Apexart, 2008)

Rods and Cones: Seeing from the Back of Ones Head (guest-curated for the South Asian Womens Creative Collective, 2008)

Cities, Art and Recovery (LMCC, 2005-2006), a major two-year international initiative focused on art and culture in the aftermath of catastrophe.

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