CONTOUR, A Moving Image Biennale is pleased to announce that Natasha Ginwala has been appointed as the curator for CONTOUR 8 taking place in Spring 2017 (10 March – 21 May) across several venues in the city of Mechelen, Belgium.
Natasha Ginwala is an independent curator, researcher, and writer. Recent projects include My East is Your West featuring Shilpa Gupta and Rashid Rana at the 56th Venice Biennale, Mind Moves Matter at L’appartment 22, Rabat, and Corruption…Everybody Knows as part of e-flux journal issue 65, SUPERCOMMUNITY. She was a member of the artistic team in the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (with Juan A. Gaitán) and curated The Museum of Rhythm at Taipei Biennial 2012 (with Anselm Franke). From 2013–15 she led the multi-part curatorial project Landings presented at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, David Roberts Art Foundation, NGBK (as part of the Tagore, Pedagogy and Contemporary Visual Cultures Network), Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and other partner organizations (with Vivian Ziherl). Ginwala trained in Visual Studies at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU in New Delhi and participated in de Appel Curatorial Programme, Amsterdam (2010–11). She has written on contemporary art and culture in journals such as The Exhibitionist, e-flux journal,Ibraaz, Afterall, and has contributed to numerous publications.