Nitin Sawhney

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.

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Curatorial Think Tank: Digital Collections

In relation to Nitin Sawhney’s curatorial project, Guatemala Después, ICI hosted a closed-door think tank to discuss online archives and digital collections.

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Contemporary Art in Guatemala

The New School, in collaboration with ICI, presents Celebrating Contemporary Guatemalan Art: Conversations with Artists & Curators.

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Film Preview & Talk: Zona Intervenida // Colectivo Andén

Nitin Sawhney speaks about his upcoming documentary Zona Intervenida, co-produced with the Andén Collective in Guatemala.

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