Sadanand Menon

Sadanand Menon © Goethe-Institut / Varun Sharma Photo: Goethe-Institut / Varun Sharma

Sadanand Menon explores the charged space linking politics and culture through his work in media, pedagogy and the arts. He is Adjunct Faculty at Asian College of Journalism, Chennai; at IIT-Madras; and at Presidency University, Kolkata. He has been an arts editor, columnist and photographer. A long-time collaborator with the late writer/dancer/choreographer Chandralekha, he is also a leading stage lights designer.

A long-time collaborator with the late artist/photographer/designer Dashrath Patel, he curated the definitive retrospective exhibition of his work for the NGMA Delhi & Mumbai in 1998/99. He has been on the Advisory/Executive Committees of the National Museum, National Gallery of Modern Art, Lalit Kala Akademi, National School of Drama, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, the Board for Intangible Cultural Heritage, Raza Foundation, Delhi and Dakshinchitra, Chennai. Along with Romila Thapar and A.G. Noorani, he has contributed an essay to the book On Nationalism (Aleph, 2016). He is managing trustee of the Arts Foundation, SPACES, Chennai.