Gunalan Nadarajan

Member, Committee on Ethics
Appointed October 2017, term ends October 2020

Gunalan Nadarajan is Dean at the Stamps School of Art and Design, University of Michigan. Prior to this appointment, he was Vice Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies at the Maryland Institute College of Arts. He also held previous appointments as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at the College of Arts and Architecture, Pennsylvania State University and Dean of Visual Arts at the Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore.

He has authored and edited five books and over 100 book chapters, catalogue essays, academic articles and reviews that have been translated into 16 languages. He has curated many international exhibitions including Ambulations (Singapore, 1999), 180KG (Jogjakarta, 2002), media_city (Seoul, 2002), Negotiating Spaces (Auckland, 2004), and DenseLocal (Mexico City, 2009). He was contributing curator for Documenta XI (Kassel, Germany, 2002) and the Singapore Biennale (2006). He was Artistic Director of the Ogaki Biennale 2006, Japan and of ISEA2008 (International Symposium on Electronic Art) in Singapore. He has served as an advisor on creative aspects of digital culture to the UNESCO and the Smithsonian Institution. Since 201, he initiated and has worked on a National Science Foundation funded initiative to establish a national network for collaborative research, education and creative practice between sciences, engineering, arts and design.

He is a member of several professional associations including Special Interest Group in Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH), Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), National Council of University Research Administrators, International Association of Philosophy and Literature, College Art Association, International Association of Aesthetics, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2004, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Art. Dean Nadarajan earned an MA from the University of Warwick, UK, and a Master of Social Sciences and Bachelor of Arts from the National University of Singapore.


Updated November 2017