Humanities & Social Sciences and Literature & the Ar
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Ph.D., Manipal University
Srajana Kaikini received her PhD in Philosophy from the Manipal Centre for Humanities, Manipal University in 2019. She did her curatorial studies at de Appel’s Curatorial Programme 2012-13, Amsterdam. She holds a Masters in Arts and Aesthetics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and has a graduate degree in Architecture. She has been the recipient of the FICA Research Fellowship 2013-14, the CIMAM Travel Grant 2018, the Ffai Research Grant 2018, ISCP-Inlaks Grant 2019 and has been in residency at Delfina Foundation(London) and ISCP (New York). She was the collections curator at the K K Hebbar Gallery and Arts Centre (2016-2019). Latest independent curatorial works include Backstage of Biology at Archives at National Centre for Biological Sciences (2019) and Vectors of Kinship (2016) at 11th Shanghai Biennale. Her research publications have appeared in journals like The Deleuze Studies: India Special Issue, Kunstlicht Special Issue: Translation as Method and Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics. Her doctoral research focussed on developing a philosophy of curatorial practice with a focus on ontology of relations. Her research interests include aesthetics, curatorial studies, arts pedagogy, kinship and relations, philosophy of language, philosophy of art, image, cinema and space.