Rock, Paper, Scissors: Positions in Play




Hammad Nasar is a Lahore-born, London-based curator and writer, and most recently served as Head of Research and Programmes at Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong (2012-2016). He earlier co-founded Green Cardamom, a London-based, not-for-profit organization with a focus on art from South Asia and a commitment to exhibition-led enquiry. Nasar has curated or co-curated numerous international exhibitions, including: Lines of Control: Partition as a Productive Space, Johnson Museum, Cornell University (2012, Ithaca, NY) and Nasher Museum, Duke University (2013, Durham, NC); Drawn from Life, Abbot Hall Art Gallery (2011, Kendal); Beyond the Page: The Miniature as Attitude in Contemporary Art from Pakistan, Pacific Asia Museum (2010, Pasadena, CA); Where Three Dreams Cross: 150 Years of Photography from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, Whitechapel Gallery and Fotomuseum Winterthur (2010, London and Winterthur); In the Milieu of Fatah Halepoto, Sindh Museum and VM Art Gallery (2010, Hyderabad and Karachi); Safavids Revisited, British Museum (2009, London); Who Are You? Where Are You Really From? Whitworth Art Gallery (2006, Manchester); and Karkhana: A Contemporary Collaboration, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (2005, Ridgefield, CT) and Asian Art Museum (2006, San Francisco, CA).

He serves on the Editorial Board of Tate’s journal (Tate etc), on the juries for the V&A’s Jameel Prize 4 and Art Basel’s crowdfunding partnership with Kickstarter; and on advisory panels for a number of arts organizations internationally, including Delfina Foundation (UK), Alserkal Avenue (UAE) and Lahore Biennial Foundation (Pakistan). Nasar was a Fellow of the UK’s Clore Leadership Program and a Research Fellow at Goldsmiths College, London. Prior to entering the art world, he worked in professional and financial services.