RS with chicken

What brings me to the Lab is the possibility it offers of connecting with other people in the institution who are similarly engaged in framing curatorial issues within a broader socio-political context.


Radhika Subramaniam is a curator, editor and writer with an interdisciplinary practice.  Through exhibition, public art, and texts, she explores the poetics and politics of crises and surprises, particularly urban crowds, walking, cultures of catastrophe, art, and human-animal relationships.  She is Associate Professor of Visual Culture at Parsons School of Design where, from 2009-17, she was the first Director/Chief Curator of the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center (SJDC). She has received a Culture and Animals Foundation grant, an International Visiting Curatorship at Artspace, Sydney, a SEED Foundation Teaching Fellowship in Urban Studies at the San Francisco Art Institute, and artist/writer residencies at The Banff Center, Canada, and the Hambidge Center. She is also a current fellow at the Graduate Institute of Design, Ethnography, & Social Thought (GIDEST).


  • Living Concrete/Carrot City (2010, with Nevin Cohen)