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Shiv Kotecha
Born 1986, Whittier, CA
Lives and works in New York City


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Professional Positions

Program Manager and  Publications Editor, The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant
Contributing editor, frieze magazine
Adjunct Faculty, New York University XE: Experimental Humanities & Social Engagement


Education

New York University
Ph.D. in English Literature, 2020
Dissertation: Decomposition as Explanation: Countering Duration from Poe to the Present

The University at Buffalo, SUNY
M.A. in English Literature and Poetics, 2012

Chapman University
B.A. in English Literature, 2008



Teaching and Research Interests

Modern and Contemporary Poetry & Poetics • Modern and Contemporary Art • Art Theory and Art Criticism • 20th Century U.S. & French Literature • The History of the Avant-Garde • Early American Literature • Critical Theory • Psychoanalysis • College and First Year Writing • Writing Centers



Teaching History

2021
Spitting Images: Experiments in Poetry and Criticism, Professor
New York University, XE: Experimental Humanities and Social Engagement

“I Saved This For You,” co-teacher
The Poetry Project, NYC

2020
Writing Time, Professor
New York University, XE: Experimental Humanities and Social Engagement

2019
Writing the Essay, Instructor
New York University Expository Writing Program

2018
Critical Reading and Writing, Instructor
Fountain House College Re-Entry Program

2017
The American Short Story, Instructor
New York University Department of English

2016
Political Action, Instructor
New York University Core Curriculum

British Literature II, Instructor
New York University Department of English

Reading Immersion Workshop, Instructor
City University of New York, Baruch Campus

2015
Imagining Post-WWII America, Instructor
New York University Department of English

2014
American Literature I, Instructor
New York University Department of English

2010-12
Essentials of Academic Writing, Instructor
Millard Fillmore College, State University of New York, Buffalo
Essentials of Academic Writing, Instructor


Related Service and Experience

2021   
Judge, Lambda Literary Awards, Gay Fiction

2020   
Judge, Lambda Literary Awards

2016-20
Series Curator, Chateau Reading Series, NYC

2016-18
Series Curator, NYU English and The Organism for Poetic Research’s Seminar Series, NYC

2013-15
Curator, Segue Reading Series, NYC

2011
Volunteer, Modernist Studies Association Conference 13, Buffalo, NY

2008
Events Coordinator, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, Venice, CA




Conferences, Lectures, Conversations, et al.    

2022
Presenter, North American Poetry Conference, June 2022 Paris, FR

2021
Lecture, Fundació AAVC Hangar, Devotion and Duration, May 2021,

2019
Invited artist, The Art of Information, undergraduate course, The New School
Invited artist, conversation with Ligia Lewis, Performance Space NYC
Invited artist, Extreme Texts, undergraduate course, Michigan State University

2018                           
Invited artist, The Poetics of Information Symposium, NYU Gallatin
Invited artist, Panel Discussion on Literary Curation, Pratt University Writer’s Forum
Invited artist, Queering the Collection, ICP Library, NYC.

2017
Omniscient Tape Recorder Part II, “On Cookie Mueller,” at The Poetry Project, NYC
Presenter, MLA Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA
Roundtable Organizer, “Other Poetic Materials” NeMLA, Baltimore, MD
Presenter, “How to Not Leave Poetics Behind,” NeMLA Baltimore, MD

2016
Presenter, “Durational Poetry,” Sought Poetics Roundtable, Company Gallery, NYC

2014
“Depth and Field: The Photographic Non-Sites of Donald Judd’s Marfa Compound and Robert Smithson’s Amarillo Ramp,” Research Project funded by NYU’s Dept. of English

2012
Presenter, “Vito Acconci: Attention and his Centers,” Buffalo Poetics at 20 Conference, University at Buffalo, SUNY



Books of Poetry

2018                  
The Switch, Wonder Press, New York, NY

2016                   
the Unlovable (chapbook), Troll Thread Press, New York, NY

2015                    
EXTRIGUE, Make Now Press, Los Angeles, CA

2013                    
OUTFITS, Troll Thread Press, New York, NY

2011                      
PAINT THE ROCK, Troll Thread Press, New York, NY



Selected Criticism

2021                           
essay on O Fantasma (dir. João Pedro Rodriges, 4Columns, forthcoming)
feature on Zoe Leonard Aperture
Artist Interview, Ajay Kurian, BOMB 155
They Live! a short essay on Dave McKenzie, frieze
Carl Craig, Party/After Party, exhibition review, 4Columns

2020                          
Out of Earshot, a feature essay on Asha Bhosle, frieze
It’s Time You Became a Refugee, a profile on Ritwik Ghatak, frieze
Nicole Eisenman, Sturm und Drang, exhibition review, frieze
Operations of Pleasure, feature essay on Nayland Blake, frieze

2019
Harry Dodge, User, exhibition review, frieze
Tony Conrad,Tony Conrad: An Introduction, exhibition review, frieze
B. Wurtz, Domestic Space, exhibition review, frieze

2018
Décor: Barbara Bloom, Andrea Fraser, Louise Lawler, exhibition review, frieze
Huma Bhabha, We Come in Peace/With a Trace/Untitled, exhibition review frieze
Danh Vo, Take my breath away, exhibition review, frieze,
Unholding, Artists Space, exhibition review, frieze



Selected Publications

2020                          
“Eureka! Notes on Nicolas Mouferrage and a Friendship,” The Improbable, 1.2: Time is Elastic

2019                           
“Letter to a third,” short story, Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly: Epistolary Issue
“Obedience Residency Manual,” essay, Convolution 5

2018
“Discarnate Nude,” short story, New York Tyrant
“Heaven,” short story, The Brooklyn Rail

2017
“I’m Sorry Shiv. I’m Sorry Diana,” poem, Tagvverk

2016                           
“Little-Richards” artist statement, Global Conceptualisms Feature, Jacket2 fhe “Unlovable,” poem, The Fanzine
audio recording for B.A.D mixtape, The Publishing House/Artists Space
“The Taiwan Blue,” poem, Social Text
“The Iron Horse,” poem, The Block Museum’s Present Tense Pamphlet Series

2011
“Item Numbers 1-9,” poem, GaussPDF



Exhibitions

2018
Safe, group show for The Wrong Biennial

2016
Cash & Carry, group show, Collective Task Pop-up at 67 Gallery, New York, NY

2015
Looking for Richard, solo exhibition at Ginerva Gambino Gallery, Cologne, DE



Selected Bibliography

2019                           
Kay Gabriel, “The Purloined Lyric,” The Brooklyn Rail
Charlie Markbreiter, The Switch review, The Believer
Katherine Beaman, The Switchreview, Common Place Review
Clara Lou, The Switch review, Book and Film Globe

2018
Corina Copp, Editors Pick: The Switch, BOMB
Rachel Vallen, Winter Poetry Selects The Switch, Tank
Jameson Fitzpatrick, Best Poetry Books of 2018 (The Switch), The Poetry Foundation blog

2015
Paul Stevens, “Stars in My Pockets Like Bits of Data,” Guernica magazine

2014
Divya Victor, “Pause is the Tenderest Button: On Shiv Kotecha’s EXTRIGUE” for The Poetry Foundation



Languages

English, fluent
French, reading/speaking proficient
Gujarati, fluent
Hindi, fluent



Selected Invited Poetry Readings

2021
Book Launch, Lucy Ives’s Cosmogony: Stories, Paula Cooper Gallery (online)

2020
The Poetry Project’s 44th Annual New Year’s Day Marathon Reading, NYC

2019
University of Pennsylvania, Kelly Writers’ House, PA
Julia Stochek Collection Reading for Rindon Johnson, Dusseldorf, DE

2018
Nightcare at 80WSE gallery, NYC
David Wojnarowicz Reanimation Ceremony with Poets, The Drawing Center, NYC
After8 Books, Paris, FR
Hopscotch Reading Room, Berlin, DE
Asian American Writers’ Workshop, NYC
Queering the Collection, ICP Library

2017                           
Book Launch of Shade the King by Rindon Johnson, NYABF, MoMA PS1, NYC
Moe’s Book Store for Small Press Distribution Berkeley, CA

2016                           
Segue Reading Series, The Zinc Bar, NYC
Company Gallery reading series, NYC
Against Erasure: Radios Book Launch, Wendy’s Subway, NYC

2015
After the Eclipse III and IV, Am Flutgraben, Berlin, Germany
Poetry Project Reading Series, St. Marks Church, NYC