Shaunak Mahbubani is a nomadic curator, currently living in India. They primarily pursue projects under the series 'Allies for the Uncertain Futures’ initiated in 2016. This exhibition series is focused on exploring the possibilities of socio-political,
ecological and techno-evolutionary futures through the lens of non-duality. They are 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 also a part of the inaugural 2017 edition of CISA (Curatorial Intensive South Asia) initiated by Khoj International Artist's Association and Goethe Institut Delhi. They have curated exhibitions at Embassy of Switzerland (New Delhi), Goethe Institut (New Delhi), Kalakar Theatre (New Delhi), Mumbai Art Room (Mumbai), 1Shanthi Road (Bangalore), and TIFA Working Studios (Pune). Mahbubani was Curator, Programming at The Gujral Foundation from Oct 2017 - Nov 2018, and is Prameya Art Foundation's Art Scribes Awardee 2018-2019.