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Hammad Nasar

Curator, Writer & Researcher

Hammad Nasar is a London-based curator, writer, and researcher. He served as Head of Research and Programmes at Asia Art Archive (AAA), Hong Kong from 2012-16, and will be curating the UAE’s national pavilion at the 57th Venice Art Biennale (2017).

Earlier, Nasar co-founded the non-profit arts organisation Green Cardamom, and curated or co-curated numerous exhibitions, including: Lines of Control: Partition as a Productive Space at Johnson Museum, Cornell University & Nasher Museum, Duke University (2012-13); Beyond the Page: The Miniature as Attitude in Contemporary Art from Pakistan at Manchester Art Gallery & Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena (2006-10); Where Three Dreams Cross: 150 Years of Photography from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh at Whitechapel Gallery, London (2010); and Safavids Revisited at British Museum, London (2009);

At AAA he has developed a number of research initiatives with institutional collaborators including the Museum of Modern Art (NY), the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the University of Hong Kong, the University of Sydney, the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art (London), the Clark Art Institute (Williamstown, MA), and the American Institute of Pakistan Studies.

He serves on the Editorial Board of Tate’s magazine, Tate etc; is a jury member for the V&A Museum’s Jameel Prize, and Art Basel’s crowdfunding partnership with Kickstarter to support non-profits.

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