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Radha Mahendru

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Radha Mahendru is the Senior Program Manager & Curator at Khoj, leading its socially engaged art practice and fundraising projects. She conceptualises, plans and executes residencies, exhibitions, seminars and public programming for Khoj along with other members of the curatorial team. She was the lead curator of the Khirkee Festival and her recent curatorial projects include Landscape as Evidence : Artist as Witness and Asia Assemble. She is part of the Khoj Curatorial team for the Pune Biennale 2019. Trained as a filmmaker from Srishti School of Art and Design, she has directed and edited many commissioned and independent documentaries. She is the co-author of “The Horizon is An Imaginary Line,” a semi-fictional illustrated account of a young Somali woman’s encounters as a refugee in India. Her research focuses on ecology, gender and geopolitics and her interests include food, oral histories and digital humanities.