Vivek Menezes is a widely published writer and photographer, the co-founder and co-curator of the acclaimed Goa Arts + Literature Festival, founding editor of The Peacock daily newspaper at the International Film Festival of India, columnist for Dhaka Tribune and, and a frequent contributor to other leading periodicals. He was born in Bombay, attended high school in New York, and holds degrees from Wesleyan University and the London School of Economics. As three-time curator at the Serendipity Arts Festival, he was responsible for the large-scale group exhibitions Konkani Surrealism (2017), Panjim 175 (2018) and Mundo Goa (2019). He lives in Panjim with his wife and three sons, very close to where the Mandovi river merges with the Arabian Sea at Miramar beach.

Vivek is currently working on the definitive cultural history of Goa, represented by A Suitable Agency.