• Managing Editor
    Art in the Age of Anxiety – 2020
    Edited by Omar Kholeif. Published by Sharjah Art Foundation and Mörel Books. Distributed by MIT Press – link and link
  • Managing Editor
    Pouran Jinchi – monograph, 2019
    Published by Works on Paper and Akkadia Press – link
  • Managing Editor
    Abbas Akhavan – monograph, 2018
    Published by Skira – link
  • Co-author
    State of Human Rights 2008
    Annual Report by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP)
  • Co-author
    State of Human Rights 2007
    Annual Report by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP)


  • “Technologically Reinvigorate the Departed.” In Art in the Age of Anxiety, co-published by Sharjah Art Foundation and Mörel Books. Distributed by MIT Press. 2020 – link
  • “Paper flotsam in the land without pulp /…or the anxiety of unreading.” Publication for The Library of Unread Books, by Heman Chong and Renée Staal. Dubai, UAE: Jameel Arts Centre. 2019
  • “Chance Method.” In catalogue for Timo Nasseri’s solo exhibition All the Letters in All the Stars. Sharjah, UAE: Maraya Art Center. 2018 – link
  • “Language as Landscape.” In catalogue for exhibition Ishara: Signs, Symbols and Shared Language. Dubai, UAE: UAE Unlimited. 2018
  • “Lighting Fires.” In Everything we do is music – Drawing Room, by Shanay Jhaveri. London, UK: Cornerhouse Publications. 2017 – link
  •  “Rupak / 2016-2017.” In Rupak (Lala Rukh at Documenta 14). Dubai, UAE: Grey Noise. 2017 – link
  • “We Never Stop Talking.” For publication on the works of performance artist Honi Ryan. Germany. 2017
  • “The Unapologetic Lore of Chitra Ganesh.” In Fables and Folklore (Papercuts Vol. 15). Pakistan, Desi Writers’ Lounge. 2016 – link
  • ‘”What is my Accent?” In Syntax Freezone: Anthology of Essays on Language and Accent. Sharjah, UAE: THE STATE magazine and Maraya Art Centre. 2015
  • “The Garden of David – Profile on David Chalmers Alesworth.” In Home is Not a Place (Papercuts Vol. 14). Pakistan, Desi Writers’ Lounge. 2015
  • “Contemporary Visuals of Violence. ” In the Hundal Collection publication. USA. 2015
  • “Lahore.” In SURGE: The Pakistan Issue (PIX Vol. 11). India. 2015
  • “The Other Young Ones – Profile on Asif Ahmed.” In Dog Eat Dog (Papercuts Vol. 12). Pakistan, Desi Writers’ Lounge. 2013



  • Drone Go Chasing Waterfalls / On Stephanie Comilang’s film Lumapit Sa Akin, Paraiso (Come to Me Paradise) – Alserkal.Online – link


  • Review: The Stonebreakers at Warehouse421 – Canvas
  • Film Review: Michael John Whelan – Primary organs – Art Monthly UK – link


  • Resonance: After Lala Rukh – The Friday Times – link
  • Review: Body Building at Ishara Art Foundation – Art Monthly UK – link
  • Studio Visit: Zara Mahmood – Canvas
  • Review: NYUAD Art Gallery exhibition ‘Speculative Landscapes’ – Canvas
  • Review: The Poetics of Place / Punta Della Dogana (Venice Biennale) – Canvas – link
  • The Ghosts of Past and Future: Pakistan in Venice (Naiza Khan) – ArtNow Pakistan – link
  • Dopahar: The Home Totem (Zarina Hashmi) – Canvas – link
  • Review: Asia Reclaims Dubai (ACAW Field Meeting 6) – Harper’s Bazaar Art
  • Suspended octopuses, floating humans (Umber Majeed) – Canvas – link


  • Preview: Lahore Welcomes First Biennale – Harper’s Bazaar Art – link


  • Obituary: Lala Rukh (1948-2017) – Art Asia Pacific – link
  • The Handrail: Choreography of the Absent Human Body (Nika Neelova) – FOLIO – link
  • Like a Still Life: Ramin Haerizadeh at Gallery Isabelle Van den Eynde – Harper’s Bazaar Art Arabia – link


  • Can performance art in Pakistan bridge the gap between artist and audience? – Dawn newspaper, February 2016. Originally published in ArtNow Pakistan – link
  • Murree Museum Artist Residency: An Artist Retreat on the Edge of Chaos – Libas International
  • Fair Play: Art Dubai and South Asian art professionals – Libas International


  • Outsider, Insider – How the politics of identity is informing the Pakistani art scene – Herald Magazine (Annual Review Issue) – link
  • The Multiple Identities of Dubai: An introduction to the arts and culture scene of the dynamic Emirate – Hyperreal Magazine


  • The Road to Machu Picchu, Part 1 – The Friday Times – link
  • The Road to Machu Picchu, Part 2 – The Friday Times – link
  • Of Broken Yolks, Rooh Afza Commercials And Darwinist Theme Songs – Art Dubai blog – link


  • Profile: Youssef Nabil – Canvas Magazine


  • Artist of the Month: Risham Syed – In conversation with Saira Ansari – ArtNow Pakistan
  • The Kooky Indian girl who once lived in Lahore – excerpt from the original blogpost at The s.a. Project – ArtNow Pakistan – link


  • Contemporary Art – A Brief History of Now – Khaleej Times – pdf
  • INDIA! a major exhibition in Rio at CCBB – The Rio Times – link
  • Iranian Pulse, Contemporary Art from Iran in Rio – The Rio Times – link
  • Sonia Andrade Retrospective Show in Rio – The Rio Times – link
  • MNBA, Museu Nacional de Belas Artes in Rio – The Rio Times – link
  • Group Show at UFRJ School of Fine Arts  – The Rio Times – link
  • I am a Cliché: Echoes of the Punk Aesthetic – The Rio Times – link
  • We Want Miles, Miles Davis at the CCBB  – The Rio Times – link
  • A Gentil Carioca, Art Gallery in Rio – The Rio Times – link
  • Usina, A Young Art Gallery Story in Rio  – The Rio Times – link
  • Parque Lage and the School of Visual Arts  – The Rio Times – link
  • Cadu’s Art Exhibition at Ipanema Gallery – The Rio Times – link
  • Art Opening at the Metara Gallery in Ipanema  – The Rio Times – link


  • Studio RM Residency – Herald Magazine
  • Three Blind Mice – Outside:Looking In, Papercuts Vol. 7, Winter Issue

research/conference papers

  • Temporal Exchanges: East and West Pakistan Exhibition Programs, 1947-71.
    Paper presented at:
    – ‘Displays of Internationalism’ symposium at the Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka, Bangladesh. February 2018.
    – ‘Karachi Seminar: Critical Perspectives on Art and Education’ – seminar organised by Tate Research Centre: Asia in partnership with Habib University, Karachi, Pakistan. March 2018.

text interventions

  • Places Between I: Fahd Burki – Grey Noise, Dubai. 2020
  • (Untitled) Avoid Bad Dreams – part of the exhibition Avoid Bad Dreams at Green Art Gallery, Dubai. 2019


  • the (not) sincere book of life hacks – Zine collaboration with Misha Michael (UAE/India 2019)
  • Untitled, an excerpt from an unfinished fictional text – Publication on 3 years of Murree Museum Artist Residency (Pakistan, 2016)
  • Artist Project, Sohbet: Journal of Contemporary Arts and Culture Vol. 2 (Pakistan 2011)