Avni Sethi

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Avni Sethi is an interdisciplinary practitioner and leader in the South-Asian arts scene, whose primary concerns lie between cultures of violence, memory, space, and the body. Throughout her work, Avni creates spaces of radical inclusion, holding a true belief in the importance of the arts for societies to be able to flourish, especially in a reality where political dynamics are making this an increasingly difficult, and sometimes dangerous, path to tread.

In 2013, Avni founded the Conflictorium—a Museum of Conflict—which has since been home to diverse critical explorations on conflict transformation and art practice. She is an advocate of the potential of small museums as a holding space for social justice processes and the necessity of building care-based ecosystems. Avni also opened Mehnat Manzil, a Museum of Work that focuses on informal labour and migration, and the Ordo Performance Collaboratory, a studio space that focuses on performance-based experimentations.