Party Office

Party Office is an anti-caste, anti-racist, trans-feminist, art and social space and time founded in New Delhi in 2020, which also manifests at satellite locations and as conceptual architecture. Through publications, grants, archives, conversations of life-lived, social gatherings, and more, they are building translation dialogues on empathetic futures, care community and radical agency. Party Office was founded and is directed by artist-curator Vidisha-Fadescha.

In 2023, Party Office exhibited at ZK/U Berlin, Rencontres d’Arles Discovery Award (Artist: Vishal Kumaraswamy), 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art in Sydney; curated film-screenings with The One Minutes (Amsterdam, Tokyo, Rotterdam); and hosted Autopoiesis: Allies for the Uncertain Futures Part IV curatorial project of Shaunak Mahbubani. Party Office b2b Fadescha were a lumbung artist at documenta fifteen, Kassel, 2022, where they presented Queer Time: Kinships & Architectures (curated by Vidisha-Fadescha & Shaunak Mahbubani), and curated the travelling exhibition Let no one mistake us for the fruit of Violence (2022–23, Dhaka, Kolkata, Pune & Chennai), they have worked with Cream Cake Berlin (2021), Collective Practices of Acud Macht Neu (2020-21), Nottingham Arts Mela (2020) and Paramatta Artists Studio, NSW, 2020.

Party Office publications include Towards a Dalit Structure of Archiving (2022, with anti-caste collective Samata Kala Manch), Consent of The Governed: Race, Constitution & Kink (2022, with performance and curatorial collective After Party Collective), Consent of The Governed: Gender, Constitution & Kink (2022, with performance and curatorial collective After Party Collective), Soil-to-Soil (2020, with urban kitchen The Millet Kitchen.)

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