Sayantan is a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Los Angeles. His dissertation examines a wide range of radical art practices that emerged in India in the 1980s and 1990s, during a time of dramatic economic and social upheaval. He argues that artists in these decades envisioned new meanings for domesticity, kinship, and intimacy, actively challenging notions of citizenship buttressed on Brahminical patriarchy in postcolonial India.
During his tenure in graduate school, Sayantan has served as an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow and a Harry & Yvonne Lenart Fellow at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in the Contemporary and Modern art departments respectively. Prior to his time in Los Angeles, Sayantan worked in galleries, publications, and education in New York, New Delhi and Shanghai. He graduated cum laude with honors from Williams College with a BA in Comparative Literature and Art History.
The Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) is pleased to announce the seventh annual class of the CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice. Full bios for the fourteen doctoral students in this year’s cohort linked here. Since 2014 and with the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, CCL has provided ... Read More >