Meghana Karnik works across modalities as a curator, culture worker, artist, and writer. She is interested in discourses connecting art with social change; and the spiritual, relational, and systemic conditions of creative work in non-profit or artist-run spaces. Born to South Indian immigrants of different ethnic communities, she studies astrology as a process of re-indigenization. Alongside Art Matters, she is Co-Curator of The Immigrant Artist Biennial, forthcoming in 2023.
Karnik has organized exhibitions and programs with global arts institutions, including FRONT International 2022: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, EFA Project Space (New York), Cleveland Institute of Art’s Reinberger Gallery, Critical Practices, Inc. (New York), Harlan Levey Projects (Brussels, BE), Foundation and Center for Contemporary Arts (Prague, CR), and Zygote Press (Cleveland). Karnik has an M.A. in Arts Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University, a B.A. in Political Science and Art History from Case Western Reserve University, and completed a non-degree BFA Exhibition & Thesis in Drawing at The Cleveland Institute of Art.