Aruna D'Souza


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Aruna D’Souza writes about modern and contemporary art, food and culture; intersectional feminisms and other forms of politics; how museums shape our views of each other and the world; and books. Her work appears regularly in, where she is a member of the editorial advisory board, as well as in publications including The Wall Street Journal, ARTnews, Garage, Bookforum, Momus and Art Practical. D'Souza is the editor of the forthcoming Making It Modern: A Linda Nochlin Reader.

Image: Dana Hoey

By Aruna D'Souza:


May 22nd, 2018

WHITEWALLING Featured on Paris Review & Longreads

Today is the official release day for Aruna D'Souza's Whitewalling: Art, Race & Protest in 3 Acts. Longreads is featuring an excerpt of Act 1 of the book which discusses the protests over Dana Schutz's painting Open Casket. Additionally, The Paris Review has a new piece by D'Souza on the questio... more

May 15th, 2018

Aruna D’Souza & Laura Raicovich in Conversation for ARTnews

Aruna D'Souza and former Queens Museum director Laura Raicovich had a conversation for the Spring 2018 issue of ARTnews."Writing my book was about coming to terms with my own past ways of thinking, or not thinking—and atoning for my past blindness by now paying attention. That is something we all ha... more

May 2nd, 2018

Art in America Interview with Aruna D'Souza

Aruna D'Souza has been interviewed by writer Shiv Kotecha for Art in America about her new book, Whitewalling: Art, Race & Protest in 3 Acts. They discuss how the book came to be, what it means to be an ally, how social media has expanded protest, and what museums and art institutions should do ... more

April 17th, 2018

Who's Afraid of Art, Race & Institutions?

Badlands Unlimited is pleased to announce the book launch event for Whitewalling: Art, Race & Protest in 3 Acts by Aruna D'Souza Thursday May 3rd, 7PM at the Brooklyn Museum. Come celebrate the release of this landmark publication and join us to discuss how art institutions in New York and elsew... more