Shama Khanna is an independent curator, writer and educator born in Nairobi and based in London. Currently Khanna curates Flatness and the artists’ moving image series, Non-Linear. Screening and discussion events have taken place at international venues including: Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen; Chisenhale Gallery and Auto Italia in London; Palais de Tokyo in Paris; Moderna Museet, Malmö; LIMA, Amsterdam; Western Front, Vancouver; Microscope, New York; Rupert, Vilnius; warehouse, Berlin; LUX Scotland and CCA, Glasgow.
Khanna teaches on the MA Experimental Film course at Kingston University, the Curating Contemporary Art MA programme at the Royal College of Art. Recent texts have been published by NANG, Art Monthly, The White Review, LUX, Documenta 14 and Aorist, co-edited with 7 other writers. Khanna is a Trustee of not/no.w.here cooperative, an Arts Adviser for Jerwood Arts and a writer-in-residence across Afterall and Shades of Noir.