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Nainvi Vora

MA, 2022: South Asian Modern & Contemporary Art and diaspora


Nainvi Vora received her MA from the Art History program at University of Illinois at Chicago in 2022, and is now a PhD Student at Brown University. She holds a post graduate diploma in Museology & Conservation and has a background working as a curatorial assistant at the Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation -that formulates the South Asian Modern Art Wing at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sanghralaya, Mumbai. She has researched exhibition catalogs for 'The Journey is the Destination: The Artist's Journey between Then & Now', 2016 featuring eight South Asian contemporary artists - Anju & Atul Dodiya, Baiju Parthan, Nalini Malani, Sudhir Patwardhan, Sunil Gawde, Vivan Sundaram & Zarina Hashmi and traces the development of their practices through different phases. Another catalog she has researched is 'Laxman Shreshtha- The Infinite Project I & II', 2016 that looks at patterns and discontinuity in non-objective painting. She is interested in the postcolonial moment in global modernisms, questions surrounding decoloniality and worldly affiliations in South Asian Modern & Contemporary Art and diaspora.