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Asha Iman Veal

Arts Professor and Curator

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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.”

Learn more about Asha’s Landecker Democracy Fellowship project here and you can find her blog here.

Updated March 2022