Mario D’Souza Curator
Mario D’Souza is a curator and writer based between New Delhi, Goa, and Kochi, India. He is Director of Programmes at the Kochi Biennale Foundation, as well as on the curatorial team for the 5th edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale (2022). He is also resident curator at HH Art Spaces Goa. He was formerly the curator at Khoj International Artist’s Association, New Delhi, where he curated several exhibitions, including This Must be True, asco-curator, and Evidence Room (2017). In addition, he led Asia Assemble (2017), Coriolis Effect: Memory Migration and the Current Moment across the Indian Ocean World (2017), and co-curated the symposium Art – Science – Fiction (2018). In 2019, he contributed to How to reappear: Through the quivering leaves of independent publishing, curated by Ala Younis and Maha Maamoun at the Beirut Art Center. He has presented his research and work at the Asia Discovers Asia Meeting (ADAM); at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum (2016); at the In-between conference (Asian Art Spaces Network) at the Daegu Art Factory, South Korea (2017); and at the Line of Flight seminar at the Serendipity Arts Festival in Goa (2018). In 2019, he participated in the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) Live Art Workshop in Cape Town supported by the ICA and Pro Helvetia, Switzerland.
His upcoming and ongoing curatorial projects include Haze at Fondazione Elpis in Milan, Italy; Antibodies with HH Art Spaces and The Tetley Museum supported by the British Council; How to Live Together? With HH Art Spaces, Britto Arts Trust, Theertha, and Galerie 3000, supported by Pro Helvetia; and God, the Sea and a Long Road, at the Museum of Christian Art, Goa, supported by India Foundation for the Arts.