/ intervention, curation, of the world of misc.

  • Essay Performance: Gardenfinds, Bagh-e-Sadia and Usman Saeed as part of Gardens, the ‘Sky and Solitary Walks’ programme Alserkal Avenue, Dubai. 2021 – link
  • Forsa School Tutor / Mentor for module Writing as Practice – an educational and professional programme designed for art practitioners and creative freelancers; in collaboration with Sharjah Art Foundation and Naqd. 2020-2021 – link and link
  • Performance: reading in Fazil H. Mousavi’s performance, part of Khadim Ali’s series ‘Flowers of Evil’ (2019), at March Meeting, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah. 2019 – link
  • Co-curator: within | without – a group exhibition in collaboration with indigo+madder. Asia House, London. 2018 – link
  • Talk: Publications of Resistance – In conversation with Rasheed Araeen on art journals Black Phoenix and Third Text. March Meeting 2018, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah. 2018
  • Intervention: moonshow – a group exhibition, part of Loser’s Club programming, Grey Noise, Dubai. 2018
  • Advisor: River in an Ocean, a collateral exhibition of LB01 curated by Abdullah Qureshi and Natasha Malik. Lahore. 2018
  • Jury member: Imran Mir Art Prize 2016-17 

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/ text interventions

  • Notes on How to Care for Your Plants – The Third Line, Dubai, 2021 – link
  • 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

/ projects

  • 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)

/ research projects and residencies

  • Research Curator
    The importance of staying quiet – six decades of minimal art from Pakistan
    Joint project with Umer Butt (Director of Grey Noise, Dubai)
    Yallay gallery, Hong Kong – 2014 – link
  • Research Fellow
    Lahore Biennale Foundation (LBF) Inaugural Research Fellowship, in conjunction with Asia Art Archive (AAA), Hong Kong
    Developing a digital archive on Zubeida Agha (1922–1997), a pioneering modernist artist whose roles as gallerist and patron are largely unexamined. The project aims to access and digitize selected material including rarely circulated writings, ephemera, correspondence, and photographs that will enable future research on Agha’s legacy.
    2015 – 2017
    link
  • Writer in Residence
    Murree Museum Artist Residency (MMAR)
    Murree, Pakistan – August 2016
  • Fellow
    Campus Art Dubai, Core 3.0
    Dubai, UAE – Oct 2014 – Mar 2015