Shama Khanna is an independent curator, writer and educator from London. They are the founder of Flatness (http://flatness.eu), a long-running online platform for artists’ moving image and network culture invested in curating through a decolonial feminist lens. The project has been described as a ‘digital site of resistance’ (Dr Sylvia Theuri), decentring narratives of the arts, technology and normalcy from the margins of the online.
As well as with the artists featured on the site, Khanna has collaborated with numerous publications and organisations including: documenta 14, Athens; NANG, Seoul; Moderna Museet, Malmö; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Western Front, Vancouver; Microscope, NYC; LIMA, Amsterdam; Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem; Art Monthly; Afterall; LUX Scotland; Jerwood Arts; Herbert Gallery; Camden Arts Centre; The Women’s Art Library, Goldsmiths; Feminist Review Journal; Chisenhale Gallery; Syllabus; and CCA, Glasgow (all UK). They are currently working on a Flatness book entitled ‘Diasporic Futurity’ developed in partnership with not/ nowhere commissioned by SAFEDI, an AHRC fellowship led by Manchester Metropolitan University, SAN, & Axis. Khanna is a lecturer in Fine Art at the Goldsmiths University of London, a Cultural Tenant at Studio Voltaire Studios, and a Trustee of not/nowhere artist workers’ co-operative.