Nav Haq, Curator, Abraaj Group Art Prize 2016

Nav Haq is Curator at MuHKA – Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp. He was previously Exhibitions Curator at Arnolfini, Bristol, and Curator at Gasworks, London. Nav developed the IN SITU series of monographic exhibitions at MuHKA, which invites artists to create a substantial body of new work for display within the museum’s largest and most atypical exhibition space, beginning with Otobong Nkanga’s exhibition Bruises and Lustre.

He has also curated numerous solo exhibitions with artists such as Hassan Khan, Cosima von Bonin, Imogen Stidworthy, Shilpa Gupta, Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin and Kerry Tribe. Group exhibitions have included Superpower: Africa in Science Fiction (2012); Museum Show – a major historical survey of (semi-fictional) museums created by artists (2011); and Lapdogs of the Bourgeoisie: Class Hegemony in Contemporary Art, co-curated with Tirdad Zolghadr (2006-09). In 2014, he co-curated the major group exhibition Don’t You Know Who I Am? Art After Identity Politics at MuHKA. Nav’s writings have been published extensively and he is on the editorial board of the web platform L’Internationale Online.

In 2012, he was a recipient of the Independent Vision Award for Curatorial Achievement, awarded by Independent Curators International, New York.

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