Ranjit Hoskote

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Ranjit Hoskote is a poet, cultural theorist and curator. His collections of poetry include Vanishing Acts: New & Selected Poems 1985-2005 and Die Ankunft der Vögel. His translation of the 14th-century Kashmiri mystic Lal Ded has recently been published as I, Lalla: The Poems of Lal Ded. His poems have appeared in Akzente, Boulevard Magenta, Fulcrum, Green Integer Review, Iowa Review, Nthposition, Poetry Review (London), Wasafiri, and Wespennest, as well as in numerous anthologies, including The Bloodaxe Book of Contemporary Indian Poets and Language for a New Century.

With Ilija Trojanow, Hoskote has co-authored a cultural history, Kampfabsage. He has also co-authored, with Nancy Adajania, The Dialogues Series, an unfolding programme of artist conversations. Ranjit has been a Fellow of the International Writing Program, University of Iowa and Writer-in-Residence at Villa Waldberta, Munich, the Theater der Welt, Essen/ Mülheim and the Polish Institute, Berlin.

He has curated more than 20 exhibitions of contemporary art, including the seventh Gwangju Biennale (with Okwui Enwezor and Hyunjin Kim) and in 2011, the first India Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale. He is currently Research Scholar-in-Residence at BAK/ Basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht.

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