Deepak Ananth is an art historian, critic and curator based in Paris. He studied at The Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. He currently teaches at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Caen, Normandy. His curatorial projects have included exhibitions of contemporary French art, 19th century French painting, Surrealism, and contemporary Indian art, notably 'Indian Summes', the first in-depth presentation of contemporary Indian art in Europe, held at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris in 2005. He has written on a range of modern and contemporary European and Indian artists, mostly for museum publications. He was a selector for the Artes Mundi prize in 2006.