Kavita Singh is professor of art history at the School of Arts and Aesthetics of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). She received her MFA in 1987 from M.S. University, Baroda and her PhD in 1997 from Punjab University. She was appointed to JNU in 2002. Her research interests cover the history of Indian painting, particularly the Mughal and Rajput schools, and the history and politics of museums, with special reference to India.
Before joining JNU, Singh served as a research editor for Marg Publications, during which time she co-curated the exhibition Power and Desire: South Asian Paintings from the San Diego Museum of Art, Edwin Binney 3rd Collection. The exhibition ran in New York from 10 October 2000 to 7 January 2001. A catalogue by Omina Okada appeared subsequently. In 2007, Kavita Singh led a curatorial team for the second exhibition of the newly opened Devi Art Foundation. The exhibition had the title Where in the World. An abridged version of Kavita Singh’s introduction to the catalogue appeared online. As of 31 December 2009 she was a partner with the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz of the Max Planck Society with Professor Dr. Gerhard Wolf.
- Amina Okada, Power and desire : Indian miniatures from the San Diego Museum of Art Edwin Binney 3rd Collection Musée des arts asiatiques (Nice, France); San Diego Museum of Art. see: http://www.worldcat.org/title/power-and-desire-indian-miniatures-from-the-san-diego-museum-of-art-edwin-binney-3rd-collection/oclc/746014996/editions?referer=di&editionsView=true