Curator and Writer
Shama Khanna is a curator and writer based in London. Her current focus concerns Flatness, an ongoing research project engaging with the screen-based image in relation to internet culture. Originating as the thematic program at the Oberhausen Short Film Festival 2013, entitled ‘Flatness: Cinema after the Internet’, Flatness currently operates across multiple platforms including flatness.eu which features contributions by artists, writers and technologists engaging with the possibilities and limitations of the web as a creative site and a space for viewing. She has presented screening and discussion events relating to Flatness at venues including Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Chisenhale Gallery, London, Western Front, Vancouver and Moderna Museet, Malmö.
Previously, Khanna has worked with Showroom Gallery, E:vent and LUX / ICA Biennial of Moving Images in London, amongst other collaborations. She teaches at Goldsmiths College, University of London and the University of the Arts, London and is a contributor to Art Review, Art-Agenda and frieze magazines.
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Jonathan P. Watts
Jonathan P. Watts hustles. He is a writer, editor, collaborator, tutor, and occasional bookseller based between London and Norfolk with a specific interest in contemporary art and 20th century British art & design. Since graduating from the Critical Writing in Art & Design postgraduate course at the Royal College of Art in 2012, he has been a tutor in Critical Practice at Nottingham Trent School of Art & Design and at the London College of Communication. He is a regular contributor to art & design magazines such as frieze, Art Monthly, and Grafik. And is an online editor for Cura art magazine and a contributing editor at Noon magazine. Most recently he has written essays for books and exhibition catalogues on the artists Benedict Drew, Samara Scott, Ryan Gander, and Agata Madejska, among others. His book, co-authored with the filmmaker Emily Richardson, on the Suffolk home of the architect H.T. 'Jim' Cadbury-Brown will be published by Occasional Papers in the latter part of 2015.
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