Nancy Adajania is a cultural theorist and curator based in Bombay. Her book, The Thirteenth Place: Positionality as Critique in the Art of Navjot Altaf (The Guild Art Gallery, 2016), melds art history with a politics of culture approach to contextualise the larger histories of the leftist and feminist movements in India. Adajania was joint artistic director of the 9th Gwangju Biennale (2012) and has curated a number of exhibitions including ‘a cycle of video art’ for Sights and Sounds: Global Film and Video, Jewish Museum, New York (2015). She was the juror for Video/Film/New Media fellowship cycle of the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart (2015–17).
In 2013 and 2014, Adajania taught the curatorial practice course at the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts. She recently edited a transdisciplinary anthology Some Things That Only Art Can Do: A Lexicon of Affective Knowledge (Raza Foundation, 2017).