Swagato Chakravorty (he/him/his) is an Indian American curator and art historian whose interests range across global modern and contemporary art and visual culture, with particular attention to the circulation of ideas, materials, and labor in cross-cultural and diasporic contexts. He was the 2021–23 Daniel W. Dietrich II Curatorial Fellow in the Department of Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and is completing his PhD at Yale University in History of Art and Film and Media Studies. His dissertation focuses on postwar art by African, Latin American, and South Asian diasporic artists in dialogue with American and European modernisms. His research has been supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the US Department of Education.
He has co-curated a site-specific presentation of Isaac Julien: Lina Bo Bardi –– A Marvellous Entanglement at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and organized a related performance program. He also curated the PMA presentation of Day With(out) Art 2022: Being and Belonging in collaboration with Visual AIDS. He has previously worked on exhibitions including Judson Dance Theater: The Work is Never Done and Bruce Conner: It's All True at the Museum of Modern Art, Jonas Mekas: The Camera was Always Running at the Jewish Museum, New York, and Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel and Nari Ward: We the People at the New Museum.
Here are some of his publications.