Rajesh Punj is a London based art critic, correspondent and curator; with a specialist interest in Asia and the Middle East. With an academic background in European and American art history and curating from Warwick University, (UK), and Goldsmiths College, (UK), respectively; he is currently researching a volume of selected interviews with leading international artists, designers, curators, film-makers and photographers from India, due for publication in 2016. With a view to writing related volumes from the Middle East and China.
Regularly commissioned by international publications and gallerists, including Saatchi Gallery, (London), Flash Art International, (Milan), Sculpture, (Washington DC), al art magazine (Antwerp), Art Paper, (Beirut), ARC, (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines), Elephant, (London), Art Zip, (Beijing, London), and Asian Art newspaper (London), among others. He has written extensively on the emerging markets, and has also curated internationally. Previously working with artists Andrea Zittel (USA), Anish Kapoor, (UK), Monica Bonvicini, (ITA), David Goldblatt (SA), Simon Patterson, (UK), Julian Opie, (UK), and Jake and Dinos Chapman, (UK), among others. And more recently interviewing Fiona Banner, (UK), Richard Jackson, (USA), Liu Xiaodong, (PRC), and Dayanita Singh (IND), for print.