Anushka Rajendran is an independent curator and art writer. She was most recently the Assistant Curator for Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018. She is also Curator of Prameya Art Foundation [PRAF], a recently established not-for-profit arts organization committed to approaches that enable audience-thinking for contemporary art in India. She has conceptualised the programming of PRAF to search for new and engaged publics in India and experiment with non-traditional pedagogy for the arts. Formerly, as part of her long-standing position as Assistant Editor for the leading South Asian arts journal TAKE on art, she has curated and conceptualised outreach initiatives and programming for the publication, besides her hands-on editorial role. As a research scholar, she is completing her PhD in Visual Studies at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her ongoing research traces how the notion of “public” has acquired alternative significance to contemporary Indian art since 2004 for her dissertation “Where Lies the Public? Aesthetics of Social Engagement.“ Her research in the past focussed on the adoption of installation art by artists with established painting and sculptural practices in the early 1990s in India to address collective and personal trauma. This research culminated in an MPhil, as part of which she wrote “Installation Art in India: Preoccupations with Trauma.” For her curatorial practice, she has been awarded fellowships that supported residencies with Aomori Contemporary Art Center, Aomori, Japan; the International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York (by Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation); and Theertha International Artists’ Collective, Colombo (by PRAF). Her contribution as an art writer and editor was recognized in 2015 when she received the Art Scribes Award for emerging/mid-career art writers of Indian origin.