International Visitor Programme : September 2008

Suman Gopinath

Curator

Suman Gopinath

Suman Gopinath is a curator and founder/director of Colab Art & Architecture based in Bangalore, India (2005). She worked in a private gallery for many years and studied at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK, before setting up Colab. Suman has collaborated with Grant Watson and Anshuman Dasgupta on the exhibition Santhal Family: Positions around an Indian Sculpture, Muhka - Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium (2008); she was invited to speak on Museums of the Future, a series of talks organized by Julia Peyton-Jones and Hans Ulrich Obrist at the Basel Art Fair, Miami, USA (2007); she co-curated Horn Please: Narratives from Contemporary Indian Art, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland (2007-08); she was invited curator for the Lyon Biennale (2007), The History of a Decade That Has Not Yet Been Named, curated by Stephanie Moisdon and Hans Ulrich Obrist; she was networking curator from India for the Singapore Biennial (2006). She curated Home and the World (a series of films), Retrospective as Artwork, City Park with Grant Watson for Project Art Centre, Dublin, Ireland (2002-05). Other collaborations:The Cork Artists Collective for the Festival of Cork, the European Capital of Culture (2005); Room for Improvement (India, 2001); and Drawing Space with inIVA and The Victoria & Albert Museum, UK (2000-01). Suman's essays have appeared inFlash Art, Italy & USA; Modern Painters, USA; Art Review, UK; the catalogue of the third Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Japan, (2000); Changing States, inIVA, UK (2004); Independent Practices, UK (2002).