Sarat Maharaj

Portrait von Sarat Maharaj

Sarat Maharaj is Professor of Visual Art & Knowledge Systems, Lund University/Malmo Art Academy, Sweden—and Research Professor, Goldsmiths University of London where he was Professor of Art History/Theory (1980-2005). He was the Rudolf Arnheim Professor at the Philosophy Faculty of the Humboldt University, Berlin (2001-02) and Stedelijk Fellow 2018 at the University of Amsterdam. He has curated and co-curated a variety of exhibitions, among them »Documenta 11« in 2002, »Farewell to Postcolonialism« Guangzhou in 2008, »Art, Knowledge and Politics« at the Sao Paolo Biennale in 2010 and the Gothenburg Biennale: »Pandemonium: art in a time of creativity fever« in 2011. Maharaj was also curatorial advisor to the Sharjah Biennale in 2013. His specialist research and publications focus on Marcel Duchamp, James Joyce and Richard Hamilton, covering: Monkeydoodle — ‘thinking through art practice’, Visual Art as Know-How and No-How, Textiles, Xeno-Sonics and Xeno-Epistemics. Maharaj is currently working on two art research projects: »Repristinating London: Sounding Bloomsbury—Knowledge Mecca« and »The Apartheid-Era Art History Room«, Durban, South Africa, which involves art practice as a mode of knowledge/non-knowledge.