We are pleased to invite you the next curator talk of On Making, 2020 – a series that delves into the age-old query of “how do we make?” Tracing the different arcs of art and exhibition-making and how these might respond to the changing contours of tomorrow, we have with us this a curator who has championed the cause of South Asian artists across the globe – Nada Raza.

Nada Raza is the Curatorial Advisor for Alserkal Arts Foundation. She was the founding Artistic Director of the Ishara Art Foundation in Dubai, where she curated two important shows in 2019 including Body Building, a thematic exhibition of lens-based work. Prior to this, Raza was Research Curator at Tate Research Centre: Asia, with a particular focus on South Asia. Raza co-curated Bhupen Khakhar: You Can’t Please All (2016), and organised displays of work by international artists including Meshac Gaba, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Zarina Hashmi, Sheela Gowda, Amar Kanwar and Mrinalini Mukherjee. Raza was guest curator of the Abraaj Capital Art Prize (2014) and curated a thematic exhibition, The Missing One, for the Dhaka Art Summit in Bangladesh and the Office for Contemporary Art in Norway (2016). She has also worked on international art at the Institute for International Visual Art (Iniva) and at Green Cardamom in London. She holds an MA from the Chelsea College of Art and Design and is a doctoral candidate at the Courtauld Institute of Art.

In her talk, Nada will take us through her recent curatorial practice, including the inaugural exhibition for the Ishara Art Foundation – Altered Inheritance: Home is a Foreign Place featuring an in-depth exploration into the works of Shilpa Gupta and Zarina Hashmi. She is joined in conversation by Phalguni Guliani and Saloni Doshi.

About the Moderators

Phalguni Guliani is the Space118 Contemporaries’ Art Writer in Residence.

Saloni Doshi is the Founder and Director of Space118 Studios