Murtaza Vali received an MA in Art History and Archaeology from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts (2004). He is contributing editor at ArtAsiaPacific, and was co-editor of its 2007 and 2008 Almanac issue. He also writes for ArtReview, Art India and Bidoun and has penned monographic essays on artists such as Bani Abidi, Siah Armajani, Emily Jacir and Reena Saini Kallat.

As winner of the winter 2010 Lori Ledis Curatorial Fellowship he presented Accented, an exhibition examining the ‘accent’ as the stubborn trace of cultural difference in the age of globalisation, at the BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn (2010). He has spoken at Cornell University, the Yale School of Art and Art Dubai’s Global Art Forum (2010), and served on the Selection Jury for the 2010 Sharjah Art Foundation Production Programme Grants.

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