Shaunak Mahbubani is a nomadic curator, currently living in New York City, participating in a residency at ISCP NY. They primarily pursue projects under the exhibition series 'Allies for the Uncertain Futures’ which is focused on exploring the possibilities of socio-political,
ecological and techno-evolutionary futures through the lens of non-duality. Shaunak is interested in complicating boundaries between artwork and the viewer through participatory gatherings, diffusions, and the use of non-white cube spaces.
They have received exhibition grants from apexart (New York) and the Inlaks Foundation, and were a part of the inaugural 2017 edition of CISA (Curatorial Intensive South Asia) initiated by Khoj International Artist's Association and Goethe Institut Delhi. Shaunak was Curator, Programming at The Gujral Foundation from Oct 2017 - Nov 2018, and Prameya Art Foundation's Art Scribes Awardee 2018-2019. They have curated exhibitions and interventions at Embassy of Switzerland (New Delhi), The Institute of Endotic Research (TIER, Berlin), Goethe Institut (New Delhi), Kalakar Theatre (New Delhi), Mumbai Art Room (Mumbai), 1Shanthi Road (Bangalore), and TIFA Working Studios (Pune). Since 2019, they have also been collaborating with artist-curator Vidisha-Fadescha as 'After Party Collective'.