Jesi Khadivi is an independent curator, writer, and editor based in Berlin. Khadivi is the editor of Sur (Guayaba Press, Mexico City), an annual bi-lingual journal premised on an aesthetics of encounter, specifically between the writing, art, and ideas expressed in Mexican culture in relation to discourses, philosophies, and art generated elsewhere. She is currently developing the multi-platform research project Bād’e Saba. The project examines the metaphoric use of wind and sand in Iranian art, poetry, film, and propaganda as a corollary for thinking through how environmental elements might function as carriers of political narratives and minor histories. Khadivi’s writing has appeared in publications such as FillipFlash ArtKaleidoscope, IbraazEsse, and The Brooklyn Rail, among many other venues. In 2013, she co-curated Etel Adnan: Words and Places at the Wattis Institute—Adnan’s first institutional solo exhibition in North America. Other recent projects include exhibitions and public programs with artists like Emily Wardill, Paul Branca, and David Horvitz. In her spare time she translates from German under the collective pseudonym Textual Bikini.


pau pahanapau pahanapau pahanapau pahanapau pahanapau pahana