Mary Therese Kurkalang
Mary Therese Kurkalang is an Art Manager and Communication Consultant. She started her career in 1995 working with NGOs before moving to the arts and publishing. She set up an independent practice, KHUBLEI, in 2012 through which she works across disciplines — culture, art and books. Till June 2016 she has worked on over 30 projects spread across India and internationally, including production of an exhibition in Assam for Amar Kanwar, curating a multiple language poetry project for Goethe-Institut in Sikkim, organizing a cross-media storytelling project on Stephen Fry, organizing the launch of Bloomsbury in India and most recently of Juggernaut Books.
Since 2014 she is the India Publishing Industry Consultant and Jury Member of the Australia Council for the Arts, Programme for Publishers.
Mary is on the Advisory Boards of- Salt Arts (Karachi), Nipman Foundation Awards (Delhi), Studio Nilima (Guwahati). In 2014 and 2015 she was an Advisory Committee Member of NESFAS International Terra Madre Festival 2015, Shillong and SAMANVAY – IHC Indian Languages Festival, Delhi. She was Festival Director of ‘Cultures of Peace’ Festival of the Northeast for 3 editions in 2012 -2014.