MARSYA MAHARANI


︎ABOUT

︎INSTAGRAM


INDEPENDENT CURATOR 



Hello,

I am an independent curator and researcher, working exclusively in collaboration with others - including as part of Younger Than Beyoncé, MICE Magazine, and Gendai. Informed by my position as an immigrant and settler, my projects explore experimentation in learning, working, and playing together to nourish diverse ways of thinking, specifically in relation to feminism, decolonization, and meaningful inclusion. This is reflected in recent and ongoing collaborative projects that test models of profit-sharing (MOCA Goes Dark: Night Visions), resource-sharing (酬眾 fundingcrowd), kitchen table knowledge-sharing (Souped Up), and collectivity (Gendai MA MBA: Mastering the Art of Misguided Business Administration).

My past institutional experiences include working as the Exhibitions Coordinator at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto and as the Assistant Curator at Sheridan College. Currently, I serve on the board of SAVAC.

I hold an MA in Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories from OCAD University and a BA in Art History from the University of Toronto. I am a Toronto Arts Council Leaders Lab Fellow and pursuing doctoral research at York University to explore practices of collective care and radical friendship as grounds for institutional structure, work culture, and labour practices. 

Can I ask you questions about the futures of failure, winning culture, sustainable collaboration, alternative hierarchical governance models, meaningful inclusion and diversity work, radical friendship, and ways of being with one another? Do you want to think out loud over (virtual) dinners, reading groups, co-working days, studio visits, walks, hang outs....?



Let’s be friends.


marsya[dot]maharani[at]gmail[dot]com



P.S. Here is what I’ve been up to:

︎ GENDAI GALLERY 
︎ 2020 TAC LEADERS LAB FELLOWS
︎ SOUPED UP AT THE TEXTILE MUSEUM OF CANADA
︎ SHANGHAI CURATORS LAB
︎ GUDSKUL ECOSYSTEM x AGYU x YTB 




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Above: detail image of an installation of rejection letters received by the curators and artists involved in the exhibition An Index. Photo by Yuula Benivolski.
Homepage images: design by Marina Fathalla and Strike Design Studio for the projects From A to B isn’t always linear, An Index, and MOCA Goes Dark: Night Visions.