Akshay Pathak


Head • Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, New Delhi • male

Akshay Pathak has worked for the past decade and a half in several arts and culture spaces, in India and internationally. He has extensive experience in book publishing and performing arts. From 2003-2008, he was variously employed in research and management at the India Habitat Centre New Delhi, Biennale Bonn, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi, Pro Helvetia New Delhi, Kampnagel Hamburg, Khoj International Artists’ Association and the National School of Drama. In 2008, he joined as the founding director of the German Book Office, New Delhi, an office of the Frankfurter Buchmesse and the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, where he worked until 2012.

He has written for several local and international publications, on issues of politics and culture. His writings and translations – in English, Hindi, and German – have also been published and anthologized in several books. He has also written and directed a play titled ‘One by One’, which he developed as part of his stay at Adhishakti Theatre Arts, Pondicherry, in 2013-14. Since 2013, he has been working as a consultant on varied projects for organizations such as the Azim Premji University, Bangalore; Bookazine, USA; Gay and Lesbian Victory Institute, USA, among others.

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