Graduate Student Talk: Prerna Sekhr

November 30, 2017
Event Types
Talk / Lecture
A black and white checkered fur blanket sits on multiple stilt structures in a gallery space.

Installation view of Heimo Zobernig: chess painting, installation view at MIT List Visual Arts Center, 2017. Photo: Peter Harris Studio

Take a look at the List’s exhibitions from a new perspective. Join Prerna Sekhri (MIT Program in Integrated Design and Management and Sloan School of Management) to discover more about Heimo Zobernig: chess painting.

About the Speaker

Prerna Sekhri is a student and practitioner of Human-Centered Design, especially as it applies to local communities and the public sphere. She has previously consulted on innovation and transformation projects with multilateral and government agencies at the city, state, and federal level in India, and with the UN World Food Program. She also worked on a couple app startups: one focused on data privacy in communications, and the other, ArtNear, connecting art galleries with their audience, back in 2008. 

At MIT she helps organize the Hacking Arts conference, and works at the PKG Public Service Center. She is pursuing her MBA at MIT Sloan, and her MS at the Integrated Design & Management program. She holds a BA in Economics and Political Science from Yale University.

About the Series
Graduate Student Gallery Talks at the List present focused explorations of our current exhibitions and are led by an MIT graduate student. These interdisciplinary talks examine art through the lens of students’ research, backgrounds, and interests.