Skye Arundhati Thomas, international curator, is in residence in the "Artists & Exhibition Professions" programme. For 2023-2024, the Pernod Ricard Foundation is joining forces with the Beaux-Arts de Paris to offer a residency to an international curator. Skye Arundhati Thomas will work with the two other curators, Louise Nicolas de Lamballerie and Tadeo Kohan, on a collective project designed with the fifteen or so students taking part in the programme. In addition to her work at the School, the Foundation will support the curator in her discovery of the art ecosystem in France. The year following the residency, the Foundation will work with Skye Arundhati Thomas to produce an exhibition in an international venue with which she is invited to apply. This exhibition will bring together a group of artists from the French scene with international artists.
Skye Arundhati Thomas is an Indian writer, editor and curator. Her work focuses on contemporary politics, culture and the multiple histories of South Asia. Her first book, Remember the Details, about viral images, courtrooms and the brief history of a protest movement, was published by Floating Opera Press. Pleasure Gardens, her second book, co-written with Izabella Scott, deals with constitutional law, military occupation and communications blackouts; it will be published by Mack Books in 2024, as will her third book, on the painter Lalitha Lajmi, by Imagining Otherwise, Sternberg Press. Her latest project as co-editor of The White Review is an anthology of new writing in translation, to be published in spring 2024 by Fitzcarraldo Editions.