I am a writer and artist. I work with a range of materials and forms, from text and image to installation and performance. Across my practice, I’m interested in ecological relationships; intimate and collective belief systems; myths, dreams, and the subconscious. My fiction, essays, and criticism have appeared in The Believer, Guernica, New York Times, Washington Post, Frieze, Vogue, Vice, Artforum, Ambit, and elsewhere. Recently, I’ve completed residencies at Villa Lena in Tuscany and Cove Park in Scotland.

I also have more than a decade of experience as an editor and producer. I was a longtime senior editor for Guernica, the award-winning magazine of art and politics, and I served as founding editor-in-chief of the literary quarterly Adi, where I published writers such as Hala Alyan, Tracy K. Smith, and Bhanu Kapil, and curated new work from Yemen, Palestine, Myanmar, Kashmir, Afghanistan, and across the global south. I edit artist statements, essays, manuscripts, and exhibition catalogues on a freelance basis.  

Additionally, I’ve worked as a documentary development researcher, story editor, and producer for Vespucci, Sony, Somethin’ Else, Topic Studios, and various other places. I’ve conceptualized, produced, and edited programmes on the Iraq war, Susan Sontag, falling into the sea, rejection, tech utopianism, and numerous other topics for BBC Radio 4, NPR, Spotify, Amazon, and Audible. I’ve been a story scout for the podcast Radiolab, and a producer for WNYC’s On the Media, where I won a Gracie award for my audio documentary "Kidnapped."

I studied comparative literature at Brown University and visual sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London. With roots in Massachusetts and India, I currently live in London.

For commissions, collaborations, and editorial projects, please get in touch at mearasharma@gmail.com.