Megha Ralapati, manager of the Jackman Goldwasser Residency at Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago
with Pia Singh
Megha Ralapatioversees the Jackman Goldwasser Residency at Hyde Park Art Center, an initiative that brings artists to Chicago to deepen engagement between local and global art practice. Since 2012, Megha has organized residencies with Deniz Gül (Istanbul), Minouk Lim (Seoul), Einat Amir (Tel Aviv), Jen Delos Reyes (Portland), and Paul Mpagi Sepuya (Los Angeles), among others. Upcoming residencies include Vagabond Reviews (Dublin), Marie Cool and Fabio Balducci (Paris), and Suhasini Kejriwal (Kolkata). Formerly director of Bose Pacia in New York, Megha has developed independent projects, including “A Perfect Human” at Dorsch Gallery in Miami (2009), “Double-Jointed” at Scaramouche gallery in New York (2012), and contributed to “New Narratives: Contemporary Art from India” at the Chicago Cultural Center (2007). She has presented at School of the Art Institute, Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, and as a participant at the Incheon Biennial. Megha received an MA in Visual Culture from Goldsmiths (2010) with a focus on informal financial networks. She is a contributing editor at ArtAsiaPacific magazine. Her recent writing has been included in publications, Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic (2015 Brooklyn Museum), Black Sun (2014 Devi Art Foundation), and Manual for Treason (2011 Sharjah Art Foundation).