3 months: August - October
About the fellow
Shalmali Shetty, a curator, artist and writer working between India and the UK. Shetty completed a BVA in Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (2015), an MA in Arts and Aesthetics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (2017). Furthermore, she has completed a Masters of Letters in Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art) from the Glasgow School of Art (2020), supported by the Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarship. Shetty's research interests included themes of archives, memories, hauntology, oral histories, and speculative ideas around prophecies, oracles and imagined futures, extending her focus through the familiar framework of India, the wider Global South and its neo-colonial relationship to the West.
About the Proposed Project
Shetty intends to use the three-month fellowship period to research, engage and connect with diasporic artists based in the UK working on themes of transoceanic histories and spectral memories associated with landscapes to bring together a series of artist moving images and writings to structure the exhibition. Her curatorial project will coalesce her backgrounds in art practice and theory.