Ishaan Jhaveri / Esther Manon Siddiquie

Ishaan Jhaveri / Esther Manon Siddiquie


Ishaan Jhaveri is a computer scientist with experience in Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Networks, Cybersecurity and Technology Law. Ishaan is interested in investigating the influence technology systems have on news and the spread of information through society.

Ishaan is currently a Computational Research Fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. He has a BA and M.Eng. from Cornell University in Computer Science where his graduate research focused on the intersection between Computer Vision and Natural Language Processing. As an undergraduate, Ishaan wrote a thesis on how technology has informed society’s understanding of privacy from the 19th century to the present day. He has lived in India, England, upstate New York and now the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

Ishaan recently helped Brooklyn-based artists Lilla LoCurto and Bill Outcault with a project called cat’s cradle, a contemporary, animated recreation of Hiram Powers’ The Greek Slave. He helped with the sculpture’s hardware and Artificial Intelligence. The sculpture can be seen at the Neuberger Museum in Purchase, NY.


Esther Manon Siddiquie is a dancer, choreographer and media artist from Bochum, Germany based in Brooklyn New York. Her expertise lies in the area of dance and digital media in relation to philosophy and critical theory. She is a currently a DAAD Scholarship recipient. Artistically she has been supported by Tanzhaus NRW, Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes NRW and The Place, London. She was was part of the Ruhr Residence 2017 of Kunstvereine Ruhr.

She graduated from London Contemporary Dance School with a Bachelor of First Class Honors and was awarded the Charlotte Kirk Patrick Award for demonstrating exceptional potential as a dance artist. She is currently finalizing her MFA in dance and technology at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. She is a founding member of Grokenberger Studio in Berlin-Neukölln, a collective that focuses on dance and music collaborations. A part from creating her own works, she is experienced in interdisciplinary collaborations. She has collaborated with the award winning audio-visual arts collective Xenorama, as part of their interactive installation Cast your shadow during their 2017 exhibition at Rechenzentrum in Potsdam, audio visual artist Barak Chamo and Rumex.

She has worked inter-relationally with visual artist Hanae Utamura on the performance letter from a future past. Her works have been shown at the IAC, Sadler’s Wells, Tanzhaus NRW, Dance Umbrella Festival, Meinblau Projektraum, The Place, Jack Crystal Theater, Kunstmuseum Bochum.