Siddharth Sivakumar

Siddharth Sivakumar (b.1992), a seasoned art writer and curator, currently serves as the Head of Visual Arts and Publication at the Kolkata Centre for Creativity, a prominent multidisciplinary arts centre. Over the past three years, he has organised and executed over 30 exhibitions, showcasing his adeptness in organizing diverse and impactful shows. Some notable exhibitions include the 3-volume Satyajit Ray Centenary Show, Nikhil Chopra’s immersive presentation, and the travelling exhibition “Scenes from Santiniketan and Benodebehari’s Handscrolls (2023).” Siddharth also orchestrated the Raza Festival in collaboration with the Raza Foundation and curated the 2-year exhibition ‘Freedom and Awakening’ at the Alipore Jail-turned-Museum, featuring significant art camps. Siddharth spent his formative years in Santiniketan, completing his schooling from Patha Bhavana before obtaining a BA (2014) and an MA (2016) in English Literature from Visva-Bharati University. He participated in a student delegation to Yunnan University, China, and received the Charles Wallace Scholarship in 2015 to study ‘Text and Context’ at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2017, he was selected for the short-term course ‘Researching the Contemporary’ by the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies.

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