Bio

Swagato Chakravorty (he/him/his) is an Indian American critic, scholar, and curator whose interests range across modern and contemporary art and visual culture. He is currently the Daniel W. Dietrich II Curatorial Fellow in the Department of Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and a PhD candidate at Yale University in History of Art and Film and Media Studies. His dissertation is a cross-cultural study of displacement, form, and materiality in art since 1989, focusing on work by South Asian, Latin American, and African diasporic artists in dialogue with American and European modernisms.

His research has been supported by fellowships from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the US Department of Education. He has previously worked at the Museum of Modern Art, the New Museum, and the Jewish Museum, New York, on exhibitions including Judson Dance Theater: The Work is Never Done; Bruce Conner: It's All True; Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel; Nari Ward: We the People; and Jonas Mekas: The Camera was Always Running.

Here are some of his publications.