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Pankaj Tiwari (1990), is an artist and curator from Balrampur India, currently based  in Amsterdam. Between 2020-23, worked as co-curator with Zurich Gessnerallee, Switzerland.  He is also invited to curate a festival around ‘Object, Memory and Migration’ for the  University of Minnesota (2021-23). Between 2011-2018, he worked as creative director for  ‘The Fotons’, a performance-based group from India. He is also part of a collective ‘The Academy of New Rituals (2022)’, which consist of Amsterdam based Polish artist Maria Magdalena Kozlowska. He is also recipients of the prize 3Package Deal(2021-22) from Amsterdam Funds for the Arts. 

In the past and present, Pankaj’s works have been invited and supported by multiple festivals and production houses. A few of them include Holland Festival(23), Belluard Bullwerk, Fribourg(23), Spielart Munich (23), De Singel, Antwerp (23), wp Zimmers, Antwerp (23), Zurcher theatre Spektakel, Zurich (20 & 23), radialsystem Berlin, (22), Overheat IJ Festival, Amsterdam (22), Santarcangelo Festival, Italy (20 & 21), HAU Berlin (2021), Production House Rotterdam(2021), Spring Festival Utrecht(2021), Boulevard Festival, The Netherlands(2021), Journey Festival, UK(2021), Performing borders, UK(2021), Gessnerallee Zurich(2020-24), Grand Theatre, Groningen (20), Veem House for Performance, Amsterdam (20), etc.

January 2020, Pankaj initiated Current: a Space, Amsterdam, which curated performances  and worked to build a new audience and a culture of intersectionality. Pankaj uses theatre,  food and farming as a medium for community building. Pankaj has a Masters degree in  Theatre(Specialisation in Curation) from DAS Theatre Amsterdam (2021). He also holds masters in Society and Culture from IIT Gandhinagar (2017) and Master in Education  from Azim Premji University, Bangalore (2015).

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