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Shanay Jhaveri in black and white in a striped high necked shirt with his head slightly angled.

Head of Visual Arts, Barbican

Shanay Jhaveri

Shanay Jhaveri is an independent curator and Head of Visual Arts at the Barbican. A graduate of Brown University, and Jhaveri holds a PhD from the Royal College of Art. His recent exhibitions include Companionable Silences (2013) at the Palais de Tokyo, Everything we do is music (2017) at the Drawing Room, and film programs for the Dhaka Art Summit, the Film at Lincoln Center, and Tate Modern. His books include Western Artists and India: Creative Inspirations in Art and DesignOutsider Films on India: 1950–1990, and America: Films from Elsewhere. He has published widely in various art journals. Jhaveri organised the 2018 Roof Commission, Huma Bhabha: We Come in Peace, and curated Phenomenal Nature: Mrinalini Mukherjee at the Met Breuer in 2019.