Ayesha Keshani is an artist, museum worker and PhD candidate in Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths, University of London. CV
Her work explores the politics of nature in Southeast Asian museums, with specific focus on the Sarawak Museum, Malaysian Borneo. In tracing colonial and postcolonial exhibition practices, she aims to better understand the institutional making of nature(s) within local contexts. Through community collaborations, video, audio and installation, she works towards developing experimental methodologies for a cosmopolitical museology that foregrounds multiple partially-connected natures.
Her museum work includes consultancy, exhibition planning and design, content creation and space use planning, with a strong focus on community co-curation and re-invigorating obscured narratives. Clients include Think City (Malaysia), Vietnamese Women's Museum, Hoa Lo Prison, Hanoi Biological Museum, Malaysia Nature Society and UNESCO Vietnam.