Aishwarya Iyer

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Aishwarya Kumar is a first-year PhD candidate in Culture Studies at Universidade Católica Portuguesa and an FCT scholarship holder. A practice-based researcher, her work is positioned at intersections of corporeality, curation and decolonial spatial formations. With a B. Des in Information Arts from India and an RMA in Performance Studies from the Netherlands, she has worked as a performer, art director, curator, and creative producer in film, theater and visual and applied arts. Her recent work and writings are available through Transmission in Motion (2020), Junctions Journal (2021), ARIAS, Amsterdam (2022), Kochi-Muziris Biennale (2023), and 4K/less (2023). In the past, she has been on the advisory board of SPHERE. She has also been involved in curatorial capacities with Instytut B61, IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture], and G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Unknown, Bachelor, Information Arts and Information Design Practices, Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology

Award Date: 29 Jul 2016


  • B Philosophy (General)
  • performance studies
  • new materialism
  • philosophy of science
  • continental philosophy
  • GN Anthropology
  • LB2361 Curriculum
  • N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR


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