Gunalan Nadarajan

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Art theorist / curator from Singapore and is currently Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, College of Arts and Architecture at the Pennsylvania State University (USA). Based in Singapore. His publications include a book, Ambulations (2000), numerous catalogue essays and various academic articles including most recently, "Ornamental Biotechnology and Parergonal Aesthetics", in Signs of Life: Bio Art and Beyond (MIT Press; 2006) and "Islamic A utomation: A Reading of al-Jazari's 'Book of Ingenious Mechanical Devices' (1206)", in MediaArtHistories (MIT Press; 2006). He has curated exhibitions in several countries including Ambulations (Singapore), 180KG (Jogjakarta, Indonesia), Negotiating Spaces (Auckland, New Zealand) and media_city 2002 (Seoul, S.Korea). He was contributing curator for Documenta XI (Kassel, Germany) and served on the jury of several international exhibitions including ISEA2004 (Helsinki / Talinn) and transmediale 05 (Berlin, Germany). He is also currently Artistic Co-Director of the Ogaki Biennale 2006. In 2004, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (UK). Gunalan's current research interests include contemporary painting, art and biology, robotic arts, nanotechnology and toys.