Experimenter Curators’ Hub 2022


The 12th edition will run in person, for the first time in two years, at Experimenter – Hindustan Road, 4 & 5 November 2022

Save the date: the Experimenter Curators’ Hub returns for its 12th edition, hosted in person, for the first time in two years, at Experimenter – Hindustan Road on 4 & 5 November 2022. Experimenter Curators’ Hub is a platform for developing and sustaining discourse on curatorial practice and exhibition-making through critical discussion and debate. Structured as a deeply intensive program, every year the hub invites some of the foremost curators of the world to present their practice with reference to recent exhibitions curated by them. The audience at Experimenter Curators’ Hub plays an active role in this exchange and contributes significantly to the conversations. The final day ends with a moderated panel discussion with all the participating curators and collaborators reflecting on the key aspects that emerged over the course of the hub.

‘As we return to the 12th edition of the Experimenter Curators’ Hub 2022, the first in-person iteration of the Hub after 2 years, we are increasingly aware of the importance of creating a physical space that allows for critical yet constructive conversation between curators, thinkers, writers, artists and the audience.

‘All around us, we see a rapidly shrinking space for free debate and the emergence of hostile responses to ideas of plurality. The Experimenter Curators’ Hub attempts to build an environment for fearless and intimate discussions between some of the most forward thinking and influential curators, thinkers and practitioners of contemporary visual arts of our time, to build crucial interpersonal interactions and a space for discussion and sharing ensconced in nurture and care’ say Experimenter directors Prateek and Priyanka Raja.

Register now through this link. The Hub will also be live-streamed on
And an archive of previous presentations can be viewed here.

Participating curators and collaborators for this year’s Experimenter Curators’ Hub are:

Ade Darmawan, Artist, curator and director of ruangrupa, co-artistic director of documenta 15
aqui Thami, Artist & founder of Sister Library
Ashok Sukumaran, Artist and co-founder of the group and studio CAMP
Brook Garru Andrew, Director of Reimagining Museums and Collections, University of Melbourne & artistic director of NIRIN, the 22nd Biennale of Sydney
Hit Man Gurung & Sheelasha Rajbhandari, Co-curators of the Kathmandu Triennale 2077 & Nepal Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2022
Kabelo Malatsie, Director of Kunsthalle Bern
Tanzim Wahab, Festival Director of Chobi Mela International Festival of Photography
Guest speaker Karuna Nundy, Advocate at The Supreme Court of India, and international human rights lawyer
Guest performer Sabika Abbas Naqvi, Performance poet and Founder of Sar-e-rahguzar: Poetry on the streets & Co-editor of the Bystander Anthology and Senior Editor of the SAAG Anthology

The hub will this year be moderated by Natasha Ginwala, Associate Curator at Large at Gropius Bau, Berlin; Artistic Director of Colomboscope, Berlin / Colombo.

Experimenter Curators’ Hub 2022 is organised by Experimenter Learning Program Foundation and is supported by Australia Council for the Arts, Australian Consulate-General, Kolkata, Pro Helvetia, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata, ArtReview (Strategic Partner) and TAKE on Art (media partner).

About Experimenter

Experimenter was co-founded by Prateek & Priyanka Raja in 2009 in Kolkata, India. With a multidisciplinary approach, the gallery is an incubator for an ambitious and challenging contemporary practice. The program represents some of the most critical contemporary artists worldwide. The program, rooted in dialogue and dissent, is considered to be a pace-setter for its region, and extends from exhibition-making to knowledge creation, through regular talks, performances, workshops and through its much acclaimed, annual curatorial intensive – Experimenter Curators’ Hub. A second, more ambitious space was added in 2018, marking a deeper inquisition into the gallery’s realm of interest. Its third space Experimenter – Colaba, established in 2022, extends the commitment of its discursive programming to Mumbai, a city that in turn represents the diverse pluralities of the region.

The gallery attempts to expand the scope of contemporary practice beyond the ambit of its expected role. In 2016, its artist-book publishing wing was launched followed by the Experimenter Learning Program in 2018 which enables learning in fields of contemporary and performing arts, curatorship, film, writing, language and social culture. In 2019, Experimenter Outpost, an iterative exhibitions program outside the physical gallery temporarily inhabiting disused, characterful spaces was formed. 2020 marked the beginning of Experimenter Labs, an inclusive, experimental and multi-dimensional vertical in addition to the onsite gallery programming.

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