Noopur Desai is an art writer and researcher based in Pune. Currently, she is a PhD scholar at the School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. In the past she has worked as a researcher with Jackfruit Research and Design, Bangalore, and Devi Art Foundation, Delhi; and in research and programming at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, Mohile Parikh Centre, and G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture, Mumbai. Noopur Desai worked on an archival research project with Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong, titled Publication Project that seeks to examine the trajectories of art writing and art criticism in Marathi periodicals. She is the recipient of FICA Ila Dalmia research grant 2015 for her project 'Formulating Dialogical Art: An Archival Project of Public Art Interventions'. She is also associated with the Centre for Arts and Social Practice (CASP), Pune chapter
There is a connection, hard to explain logically but easy to feel, between achievement in public life and progress in the arts.
John F. Kennedy