Lina Vincent Sunish is an art historian and curator currently based in Goa. In the last fifteen years her professional experience has been mainly in the areas of research, design, curation and public art programming. She is committed to interdisciplinary and socially engaged arts practice that reflects in the diverse projects and associations she has developed and participated in.
Her most recent curatorial consultancies are with ‘Tabiyat: Medicine and Healing in India’ (January-March 2016, CSMVS Museum Mumbai) part of Wellcome Trust’s 'Medicine Corner' http://medicinecorner.in/; and ‘Morphology of Archive: Connected Histories of Goa’, at Museum of Goa (MOG – February – May 2016). Selected independent curatorial projects include MEMORABILIA, Gallery Sumukha Bangalore (2014); 'under my skin...under your skin' selected video works by Baptist Coelho (2013-ongoing); ‘Between the Lines: Identity, Place and Power - Selections from the Waswo X Waswo Collection of Indian Printmaking’ NGMA Bangalore and Mumbai (2012-13); ‘I am Here’ an exhibition of video self portraits at Jaaga Creative Common Space, Bangalore (2011). As Associate Curator with ARTPORT_making waves (www.artport-project.org) since 2014 she has coordinated educational screenings on climate change and is developing project proposals around 'GOOD FOOD India'.She is a curator with Artist Pension Trust (APT Global) and has designed an educational exhibition on India’s medical heritage for Trans-Disciplinary University (TDU) Bangalore, where she is adjunct faculty. Her ongoing research is on Arts Education in India, and she worked on the students section of the Kochi Muziris Biennale (2014-15). Her essays have been recently published in “Pages of a Mind: Raja Ravi Varma, Life and Expressions” (Piramal Art Foundation 2016, ISBN 978-81-930668-0-5) and “20 Indo Pak Painters You Should Know” (Millennium Media, Karachi ISBN 9789 699 976025). She currently contributes to Art & Deal (Delhi) and Nigaah Arts and Culture (Karachi/UAE).
Lina Vincent completed a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts (specializing in Graphic Printmaking) from the Chitrakala Institute of Advanced Studies (CIAS), at Bangalore University and a Post Graduate Degree in Art History from the same institution (2001).