Shaunak Mahbubani is a nomadic curator and writer, living between New Delhi and elsewheres. They primarily pursue projects under the exhibition series 'Allies for the Uncertain Futures’ 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, spatial diffusions, and the use of non-white cube spaces.
They were a part of Young Curators Academy 2021 (Maxim Gorki Theatre, Berlin), Prameya Art Foundation's Arts Scribes Awardee 2018-19, participant in Curatorial Intensive South Asia (Khoj/ Goethe Institut, 2017), and Curator, Programming at The Gujral Foundation (2017 - 2018). They have been a part of curatorial engagements at ISCP (New York), apexart (New York), Casa Roshell (Mexico City), Embassy of Switzerland (New Delhi), The Institute of Endotic Research (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 under the moniker 'After Party Collective', creating momentum towards the affirmation of trans*, intersex, and gender-dissident bodies through curatorial and performance projects.