Asha Iman Veal is Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago), and faculty at School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2021 she developed and led the independent exhibition RAISIN, exploring the global proliferation of an arts-based format that has encouraged dialogues on justice in cities across the world (Chicago Architecture Biennial).
Asha Iman’s recent exhibitions include: Beautiful Diaspora/You Are Not the Lesser Part at MoCP (2022); Martine Gutierrez at MoCP (2021); Dream at Hyde Park Art Center (2021), and more. Her previous work includes arts and research projects in Chicago, New York, Edinburgh, Vietnam, Juárez, Havana, and Tokyo, as well as serving as Associate Festival Producer for playwright Eve Ensler’s V-Day global movement to end violence against women and girls. Her work advocates cross-cultural solidarity across communities that are often kept apart by geographic or political distance.
She obtained her B.A. at the Gallatin School at New York University, M.F.A. at the New School, and M.A. at School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
“I believe that it’s possible to challenge and reflect on a nation’s identity through exploring cross-cultural solidarity across communities that are often kept apart by geographic or political distance.”
Updated March 2022
More from Asha Iman Veal
Asha Iman Veal in Newcity Chicago
Senior Landecker Fellow Asha Iman Veal is featured in the September 2022 issue of Newcity Chicago magazine.
Asha Iman Veal to curate LATITUDE's 10th Anniversary Show
Asha Iman Veal to curate LATITUDE's 10th Anniversary show, taking place on November 3, 2022 at the Chicago Art Department.
Asha Iman joins Emerging Leaders Class of 2023
Senior Landecker Fellow Asha Iman Veal joins the Emerging Leaders Class of 2023.
Visiting Beautiful Diaspora with Sunil Gupta
Senior Landecker Fellow Asha Iman Veal held a virtual conversation with Sunil Gupta, an exhibiting artist to Beautiful Diaspora / You Are Not the Lesser Part exhibition.
Beautiful Diaspora: Curatorial Virtual Tour
Senior Landecker Fellow and Associate Curator Asha Iman Veal leads a video tour of her new exhibition "Beautiful Diaspora / You Are Not the Lesser Part."
Beautiful Diaspora: Chicago's New Exhibition
Senior Landecker Fellow Asha Iman Veal curated the "Beautiful Diaspora" exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. The exhibition will run from March 3, 2022 to June 26, 2022.
Asha Iman Veal on Dream Exhibition at Hyde Park Art Center
Asha Iman Veal is the guest curator for Dream, an exhibition of new pieces reflecting on the reality of our world at Hyde Park Art Center.
Landecker Senior Fellows Connect in Chicago
Five Landecker Senior Fellows Connect in Chicago for a much anticipated in-person gathering.
Asha Iman in conversation with Marina Cavadini
Istituto Italiano di Cultura Chicago invited Landecker Senior Fellow Asha Iman Veal to be a guest panelist for their visual and performance series.
RAISIN Talk at the San Diego State University
In September 2021, Asha Iman Veal was a guest speaker at the San Diego State University's "Amplify: Guest Artist Series" sponsored by SDSU School of Art + Design and the Michele Schlecht Visiting Artist Fund.