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Arushi Vats

Arushi Vats – Writer Observer


Arushi Vats is a curator and writer based in New Delhi, India. Her essays have been published in online and print platforms such as Art India Magazine, Runway Journal, Alternative South Asia Photography, LSE International History, Critical Collective, Write | Art | Connect, Frontline, Scroll, Mint, and The Quint; and in catalogues and anthologies by Serendipity Arts Foundation, New Delhi; Museum of Art and Photography, Bangalore (forthcoming, December 2022); Global Visual Handbook of Anti-Authoritarian Counterstrategies published by The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (forthcoming, 2022); and Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust, India (January 2021). She has written curatorial notes for Galerie Mirchandani Steinruecke, Mumbai; Reliable Copy, Bangalore; Aicon Contemporary, New York. Her short stories are published in nether quarterly, Gulmohar Quarterly, and Hakara Journal; Poetry has been published by PIX Quarterly, India and as part of Zinnia Naqvi’s artist book “Dear Nani” by Anchorless Press, Canada. She is the associate editor for Fiction at Alternative South Asia Photography. She is the recipient of the Momus – Eyebeam Critical Writing Fellowship 2021, and the Art Scribes Award 2021. She has conducted workshops on critical writing for Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation, Khoj International Artists Association, and Art Chain India. She has attended residencies at La Napoule Art Foundation, France (2022) and the digital Momus Emerging Critics Residency (2021).