Jesal Kapadia

Jesal Kapadia works in various mediums; the book, the archive, the photograph, experimental film, video and performance. Her interests lie in an ethical praxis of being-in-common and the cultivation of an awareness of art that is place-based, diversified, multiple, small-scale, cooperative, decentered, socially embedded and autonomous.

Over the past ten years, Jesal has collectively edited art for Rethinking Marxism (a journal of economics, culture and society) as well as organized and participated in events with members of 16beaver group (an artist community in downtown New York that functions as an open platform for discussion, critique and collaboration). She has also taught and developed many courses and seminars at various schools, and is currently a lecturer in the department of ACT at MIT.