A former Nuclear Energy Worker, Prakash Krishnan (any pronoun) is an artist-researcher, writer, and community worker completing a Master of Arts in Media Studies at Concordia University in Tio’tia:ke (Montréal). His current research involves using collective, anti-authorial, and community-first curatorial practices to engage in archival research that explores how culture is produced within multiply-marginalized communities.
Prakash’s art and research is indebted to the following:
- anti-ableist & critical disability studies
- anti-racist & critical race studies
- anti-colonial & postcolonial studies
- queer & feminist theory
He is also the co-author of the chapter, “Archiving Aesthetics of Protest: Documenting and Digitizing the Art of the March”, in Traganou (Ed.) Design and Political Dissent: Spaces, Objects, Materiality, forthcoming from Routledge.
As part of his artistic practice, he has performed an original creative nonfiction piece at Montreal’s Centaur Theatre, and his short film, “Swiping For Love”, has been screened at the DeSeve Cinema and at fliQs: Queer Film Nights.
Engaged in anti-colonial discourses, Prakash is currently working on two collaborative media projects that address settlers of colour and complicity in neocolonialism: an experimental documentary about nature tourism and a culture podcast about diasporic identity.