Sria Chatterjee


Sria Chatterjee



Sria Chatterjee’s research focuses on the relationships between art, ecology and politics in modern South Asia.

Sria has been awarded Princeton University’s Charlotte Elizabeth Procter Honorific Fellowship for the 2018-19 academic year. She has held predoctoral and doctoral fellowships at the Max-Planck Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence (2013-14, 2017), a Paul Mellon Junior Research Fellowship (2016), and grants from the Rockefeller Archive Center (2017), the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (2013, 2017), and was the Frank J. Mather fellow at Princeton in 2012. Sria holds bachelor’s degrees from Jadavpur University in Kolkata, India and Oxford University, UK.

With Partha Mitter, Regina Bittner, and Kathrin Rhomberg, Sria curated the exhibition Das Bauhaus in Kalkutta, which was held at the Bauhaus Stiftung in Dessau, Germany, from March through June 31, 2013. She has been a part of Haus der Kulturen der Welt's Anthropocene Curriculum project since 2016.


Essays in books:

Peer-reviewed edited volume entry: 'Arts of Science in the Contact Zone' in Reading Objects in the Contact Zone, edited by Eva Troelenberg et al. Heidelberg University Press, forthcoming 2019

‘The Bauhaus’ in Twentieth-century Indian Art, edited by Partha Mitter, Parul Dave Mukherjee, Rakhee Balaram. Thames and Hudson, forthcoming 2019

'Writing a transcultural modern: Calcutta, 1922' in The Bauhaus in Kolkata edited by Regina Bittner, Kathrin Rhomberg. Hatje Kantz, October 2013

‘Eine transkulturelle Moderne schreiben. Kalkutta 1922’ in Das Bauhaus in Kalkutta. Eine Begegnung kosmopolitischer Avantgarde, Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau. Hatje Kantz, March 2013

Essays in Peer-reviewed Journals:

‘People of Clay: portrait objects in the Peabody Essex Museum’, Museum History Journal, Vol. 6.2, July, 2013

Other art history writing:

Eva-Maria Troelenberg and Sria Chatterjee: After the Global Turn. Eco-Politics, Migration, and the Futures of Art History, in: kunstlicht 1/2018, vol. 40.

‘Who makes us if we don’t make ourselves? Towards theories of representation beyond the human’ was published in English and Swedish by Konsthall C in Stockholm as a part of their exhibition ‘Precarious terrains and entangled situations’, which included works by Ayesha Hameed, Elizabeth Povinelli & the Karrabing Film Collective and others.

Editor, Materiality and Temporality, Edgar Wind Journal, Oxford University, 2011