Asha Iman VealCuratorial Fellow
Asha’s work as an artist advocates cross-cultural solidarity across communities kept apart due to geographic and political distance, and centers artists of color in global dialogues. Asha Iman's upcoming projects at MoCP include a solo exhibition of works by artist Martine Gutierrez (2021), and the group exhibition You Are Not the Lesser Part (2022). She was recently curator for Raisin at 6018North as part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial (2021); New Dream (2021) and The Tokyo Show: Black & Brown Are Beautiful at Hyde Park Art Center (2019); and Preview 9: A Boldness to Dare and Try at Chicago Artists Coalition (2019). She has juried for Arts + Public Life and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture at the University of Chicago; 3Arts; OxBow; ACRE; Arts Work Fund; and Experimental Sound Studio. Asha is a member of the BMW Foundation Responsible Leaders Network (Germany/Global Table), as a voice for nonprofit arts and education; and has been a democracy fellow with the Alfred Landecker Foundation and Humanity in Action (US/EU). She is additionally on faculty as Assistant Professor Adj.in the Department of Arts Administration & Policy at School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Asha has worked on research and projects in Chicago, New York, Edinburgh, Vietnam, Juárez, Tokyo, Havana, Berlin, and more. In addition to the curatorial arts, she completed an MFA in creative writing.