The word ‘para’ gestures to a relationship to that which a thing stands beside, or at a tangent to. In our ‘para-practices’ are writings that we do, and conversations that we enter into, alongside. It could be the making of a Sourcebook for staging public discursive moments for a plural knowledge world, or a Curation, a processual duration with many to re-apprehend the world, or a Studio with students to reimagine the power of margins or thresholds. 

Text by Raqs, published in ‘A Companion to Contemporary Art in a Global Framework’ (2024), edited by Jane Chin Davidson and Amelia Jones

e-flux journal #27, September 2011, Raqs Media Collective

Published in CURARE – Curatorial Studies by Ute Müller-Tischler and Solvej Helweg Ovesen 

The CURARE Reader is published as part of the CAMPI Curating and Management in Public Institutions program of the District Office for Mitte in Berlin, Office for Further Education and Culture, The Department of Art, Culture and History 

Yours, Sincerely (2022)

Essay as a part of Half-Life, a collaboration between e-flux Architecture and the Art Institute of Chicago within the context of its exhibition “Static Range” by Himali Singh Soin

Text and image essay by Raqs, published in The Drama Review, Volume 65 Issue 4, 2021

Text by Raqs, published in Curatography, Issue 2, Curators Living Rooms, Curating Asia International, 2021

Text by Raqs, published in “Slow Reader: A Resource for Design Thinking and Practice”, 2021

Text by Raqs, published in the Nordic Journal of Aesthetics, Vol. 30 No. 61-62 (2021): The Changing Ontology of the Image

Text by Raqs

Text by Raqs, published in Routledge Companion to Art in the Public Realm, editors Cameron Cartiere + Leon Tan, 2021

Text by Raqs, published by the Goethe Institut, 2020

Text by Raqs

Text by Raqs, for Untranslatable Terms of Cultural Practices: A Shared Vocabulary, 2021

Text by Natasha Eaton, on Raqs’s work. Published in Third Text online Forum: Decolonial Imaginaire

Interview with Raqs by Melissa Karmen Lee, published in ASAP/Journal vol. 3.2, 2018

Text by Raqs, published in Critical Times: Interventions in Global Critical Theory, Critical Times (2018) 1 (1): 272–276

Text by Raqs, published as a monograph for “The Contemporary Condition” series, series editors Geoff Cox + Jacob Lund, 2017

Text accompanying the performance titled Memorophilia held at Tate Modern (2016).

Interview with Maya Kóvskaya

Text by Raqs, published under “Superhumanity” for the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial

Text by Raqs. Published in Art History in the Wake of the Global Turn. Editors Jill H. Casid + Aruna D’ Souza. Clark Studies in the Visual Arts, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown & Yale University Press, 2014


Conversation between Chang Tsong-Zung and Raqs Media Collective 

Published in ‘Extra Time’, editor Chen Yun. Featuring contributions by Raqs Media Collective, Chong Tzung Chang, Huang Chien Hung, Lu Xinghua, Gao Shiming, Mou Sen & Li Zhenhua, 2013

Text by Cuauhtémoc Medina, eflux journal #38

Published in Gimme Shelter: Global Discourses in Aesthetics, editors: Jos de Mul + Renée van de Vali, 2011

The Rest of Now

Text by Raqs, published in “Manifesta 7 COMPANION”, one of three publications accompanying Manifesta 7, co-curated by Raqs Media Collective

Text by Raqs

How to be an artist by night

Text by Raqs
Published in in Art School : Propositions for the Twentieth Century, Edited by Steven Madoff. MIT Press, Boston, 2009

Text by Raqs

Text by Raqs
Published in System Error: War is a Force that Gives us Meaning, Silvana Editoriale, Milan, 2007

Text by Raqs
Published in The Manifesta Decade: Debates on Contemporary Art Exhibitions and Biennials in Post-Wall Europe, 2006

Once again, to the distant observer

Text by Raqs, published in SubContingent: The Indian Subcontinent in Contemporary Art, Catalogue accompanying the exhibition

Text by Raqs. Published in ‘Impostor in the Waiting Room’, the publication accompanying the eponymous exhibition, Bose Pacia Gallery, New York, 2004