Nada Raza, Curator, Abraaj Group Art Prize 2014

Nada Raza is from Karachi, currently based at Tate Modern in London where she is Assistant Curator focusing on South Asia.

Raza holds an MA in Critical Writing and Curatorial Practice from the Chelsea College of Art and has previously worked with Iniva and Green Cardamom in London where she contributed to curatorial projects including ‘Lines of Control’, Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University (2012) and ‘Social Fabric’, Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts), UK (2012). She has lived and worked independently in the UAE, where she maintains strong links. She writes regularly for regional and international publications. Speaking of her appointment, Raza commented: The Abraaj Group Art Prize is a unique platform for emerging artists from the region, allowing complex and ambitious projects to be realized with critical support from a curator. I look forward to engaging with each selected artist in the process of articulating conceptual ideas through to the production of compelling works of art, bringing them to regional and international audiences.

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