Ranjit Hoskote is a poet, cultural theorist and curator. He is the author of 19 books. These include the poetry collections Vanishing Acts: New & Selected Poems 1985-2005 (Penguin, 2006) and Die Ankunft der Vögel (Carl Hanser Verlag, 2006), as well as nine artist monographs, the most recent being Zinny & Maidagan: Compartment/ Das Abteil (Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt/ Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2010). Hoskote’s essays have appeared in numerous anthologies, including, most recently, ‘Biennials of Resistance’, in Elena Filipovic, Marieke van Hal and Solveig Øvstebo eds., The Biennial Reader (Hatje Cantz, 2010). Hoskote and Hyunjin Kim co-curated, with Artistic Director Okwui Enwezor, the 7th Gwangju Biennial (Korea, 2008). Hoskote is curator for India’s first-ever national pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale (2011).