Jesi Khadivi is an independent curator and editor based in Berlin. She is the editor of the annual bi-lingual journal Sur (Guayaba Press, Mexico City). Sur is premised on aesthetics of encounter, specifically between the writing, art, and ideas expressed in Mexican culture in relation to discourses, philosophies, and art generated elsewhere. She is currently developing the multi-platform research project Bād’e Saba. The project examines the metaphoric use of wind and sand in Iranian art poetry, film, and propaganda as a corollary for thinking through the rich and enduring Arab, African, and Indian presence in Iran, particularly in the Khuzestan region, and how wind is used to both develop and undermine trans-nationalism in the Middle East. Khadivi‘s writing has appeared in publications such as Fillip, Kaleidoscope, Flash Art, Ibraaz, Esse, and The Brooklyn Rail, among many other venues. She has organized exhibitions and public programs with Etel Adnan,  Emily Wardill,Parviz Kimiavi, Moyra Davey, Paul Branca, and David Horvitz.  In her spare time she translates from German under the collective pseudonym Textual Bikini. 


Jesi participated in the Curatorial Marathon from 2015-2019.