Hammad Nasar is a curator, writer and researcher known for collaborative, research-driven and exhibition-led inquiry.
His recent exhibition projects include Speech Acts: Reflection-Imagination-Repetition, Manchester Art Gallery, UK (2018–2019); Rock, Paper, Scissors: Positions in Play, UAE National Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale (2017); Excessive Enthusiasm: Ha Bik Chuen and the Archive as Practice, Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong (2015) and Lines of Control: Partition as a Productive Space, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, US (2005–2013).
Nasar is Senior Research Fellow at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London, and co-curator (with Irene Aristizabal) of the British Art Show 9 (2020–2022). Earlier, he served as the inaugural Executive Director of the Stuart Hall Foundation, London (2018–2019) and Head of Research & Programmes at Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong (2012–2016). He also co-founded and co-directed Green Cardamom, London, with Anita Dawood (2004-12).
Nasar is a member of the board of Mophradat, Brussels; a contributor to Tate Etc.; and an advisor to the Lahore Biennial Foundation; Alserkal Avenue, Dubai; Delfina Foundation, London; Manchester Art Gallery, UK; and Whitechapel Gallery, London.
Born in 1969 in Lahore, Nasar currently lives and works in London.
Artistic Innovation and Collective Practice - Karachi in the 90's and Beyond (2019)
In parallel to the show Bani Abidi: Funland at Sharjah Art Foundation, this one-day convening expands on the commission Very Very Sweet Medina, which features artistic and archival contributions by Bani Abidi, Roohi Ahmed, David Alesworth, Shilpa Gupta, Saba Iqbal, Durriya Kazi, Alia Hasan Khan, Naiza Khan, Huma Mulji, Asma Mundrawala, Adeela Suleman and Sohail Zuberi.