Dr Alpesh Kantilal Patel

IAS Residential Fellow

Contemporary Art and Theory, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University

Alpesh Kantilal Patel is Associate Professor of Contemporary Art and Theory at Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University. His art historical scholarship, criticism and curating reflects his queer, anti-racist, and transnational approach to contemporary art. His research has been supported by grants and fellowships from the National Endowment of Humanities, Arts Council England, Fulbright Foundation, and Cranbrook Academy of Art.

He is the author of Productive failure: writing queer transnational South Asian art histories (Manchester University Press, 2017) and a contributor to numerous scholarly volumes and peer-reviewed journals. In 2021, Intellect Press is publishing Storytellers of Arts Histories (co-edited with Yasmeen Siddiqui), an anthology of 32 original first-person narratives from an international, inter-generational group of emerging and senior archivists, artists, curators, and art historians. His current book project is tentatively titled “Transregional Entanglements: Sexual Artistic Geographies”.

He has written over 50 reviews of exhibitions in Miami and throughout the world for magazines such as frieze, Hyperallergic, Artforum, artforum.com, and Art in America. At Miami Beach Urban Studios Gallery, he organized and edited the accompanying catalogs of the solo exhibitions mounir fatmi, Tom Scicluna, Paul Donald and Saravanan Parasuraman. Prior to arriving at FIU in 2011, he worked in the curatorial and directorial departments of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, both in New York City. Dr Patel received his PhD in Art History & Visual Studies from the University of Manchester and a BA in History of Art with distinction from Yale University.

Fellow's External Link - https://www.alpeshkpatel.com