Nitin Sawhney, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the New School. His research, teaching and creative practice engages the critical role of technology, civic media, and artistic interventions in contested spaces. Nitin previously taught at the MIT Program in Art, Culture, and Technology (ACT) and conducted research at the MIT Media Lab. He examines social movements and crisis contexts, though forms of creative urban tactics, participatory research, performance and documentary film. He is the co-curator of the Guatemala Después exhibitions to be held in New York and Guatemala in 2015. He previously co-curated the participatory exhibition #SearchUnderOccupy at the New School to showcase creative responses to the Occupy Movement in New York City in 2012. Nitin is currently completing a documentary film, Zona Intervenida, focusing on genocide, memory and body through site-specific performance interventions and documentary film in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.
Curatorial Think Tank: Digital Collections
ICI Curatorial Hub Closed-Door Event Following ICI’s recent collaborations with Nitin Sawhney (Assistant Professor of Media Studies at The New School) and his curatorial project, Guatemala Después, ICI hosted a closed-door think tank to discuss online archives and digital collections. Sawhney screened his documentary, Zona Intervenida, at the ICI Curatorial Hub (October 2014) and also […]read more »
Contemporary Art in Guatemala
Image: NuMu is a collaborative project between Guatemalan artists Jessica Kairé and Stefan Benchoam. The images above show an exhibition by artist Federico Herrero. Guatemala City, July 2012. This was also the inaugural exhibition at NuMu. Celebrating Contemporary Guatemalan Art: Conversations with Artists & Curators Friday, March 6, 2015 6:309:30pm The New School Theresa Lang […]read more »
Film Preview & Talk: Zona Intervenida // Colectivo Andén
Film Preview & Talk: Zona Intervenida // Colectivo Andén Tuesday, October 14, 2014 78:30pm ICI Curatorial Hub 401 Broadway, Suite 1620 FREE Nitin Sawhney speaks about his upcoming documentary Zona Intervenida, co-produced with the Andén Collective in Guatemala, with a limited sneak preview of the work-in-progress film. He will also briefly discuss his emerging curatorial […]read more »