Vijay Masharanivizmash at gmail

born 95, bay area, nyc, london
Represented by Clima, Milan.

◼︎ Education

University College London MA Race, Ethnicity, Postcolonial Studies
Dissertation topic: W. E. B. Du Bois’ Late Thought in and After In Battle for Peace
Advisor: Paul Gilroy

Maryland Institute College of Art BFA Fine Arts; Minor, Critical Theory
Thesis topic: The Aesthetics of the Alt-Right
Advisor: Firmin DeBrabander

◼︎ Selected Exhibitions

Solo / Two-Person

Triage. Clima. Milan, Italy. 

#38: Gas, Honey (with Raza Kazmi). Museum Gallery. Brooklyn, NY.

It Might Be Warm But It’s Not Clean (with Trisha Cheeney). High-Tide. Philadelphia, PA.


A dim light blinking really far away in the distance. Titanik. Turku, Finland.
60th Ann Arbor Film Festival. Ann Arbor, MI.

This dialogue which happened to be present in all previous dialogues. Alyssa Davis Gallery. New York, NY.
Social Photography IX. Carriage Trade. New York, NY.
K as in Knight. Helena Anrather. New York, NY.
FREE FALL. Shoot the Lobster. Los Angeles, CA.

Still Life. Drawer NYC. New York, NY.
Boredom Breeds Mischief. Mery Gates. Brooklyn, NY.

Bangalore Flat. Home Sweet Home. Bangalore, India.
SUPERHOST. Like a Little Disaster / Pane Projects. Polignano a mare, Italy.
U:L:O. Interstate Projects. Brooklyn, NY.
Pig Latin in Quicksand. Clima. Milan, Italy.

Pure Raw. Resort Baltimore. Baltimore, MD.
Birds of Prey Don’t Sing. 891 N Main. Providence, RI.
#69 The Clarkory Show. Museum Gallery. Brooklyn, NY.

The Length of our Shadow. Platform Gallery. Baltimore, MD.

◼︎ Selected Writing

Akram Zaatari: Dance to the End of Love. Momus, 2022.
Oraib Toukan on “Cruel images” and the blind spots of visibility. Artforum, 2022.
Spinning and Daydreaming: Kristin Oppenheim Interviewed. BOMB, 2021.
Cameron Rowland at Essex Street / Maxwell Graham. Artforum, 2021.
Finding the Right Wrong Tool: Cherrie Yu Interviewed. BOMB, 2021.
Migrant Guts & Gongs. Catalogue essay for Guadalupe Maravilla’s exhibition Portals at the ICA Miami, 2021.
Colin Montgomery: Emergency Doors. Text for A FIRE IN MY BELLY at the Julia Stoschek Collection, 2021.
Violence is the Texture of Experience: Benjamin Krusling Interviewed. BOMB, 2021.
Datura Thugi. Catalogue essay for the VII Biennale for Young Art, Moscow, 2020.
João Enxuto and Erica Love on platforms and autonomy. Artforum, 2020.
Ajay Kurian on cyclopes and racial caricature. Artforum, 2020.
American Artist: I'm Blue (If I Was █████ I Would Die) . The Brooklyn Rail, 2019.
Carlos Reyes: West Side Club. The Brooklyn Rail, 2018.
Imperfect Tools for Navigation. The Brooklyn Rail, 2018.
Antoine Catala: Everything is Okay. The Brooklyn Rail, 2017.
Travis Fitzgerald: Until Adwaita. The Brooklyn Rail, 2017.

CV & screening links available upon request.