Asad Raza


Asad Raza (b. 1974, Buffalo, USA) is an artist whose work combines living beings, experiences, and objects. His recent projects include Root sequence. Mother tongue at the 2017 Whitney Biennial, The Home Show at his apartment in New York and There is no east or west at the Ljubljana Biennial. In 2016-2017, he served as Artistic Director of the Villa Empain in Brussels, where he curated the exhibitions Mondialité with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Decor with Tino Sehgal and Dorothea von Hantelmann, and Répétition with Nicola Lees. Raza served a dramaturge for Philippe Parreno’s H{N)YPN(Y}OSIS at Park Avenue Armory in New York, A stroll through a fun palace in the Venice Architecture Biennale, and Solaris Chronicles for LUMA Arles. He produced many exhibitions with Tino Sehgal, including presentations at the Athens' Roman Agora (2014), CCBB Rio de Janeiro (2014), Tate Modern (2012), and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (2010). Raza’s writing has appeared in Cultured, NERO, Jan Mot Newspaper, Minnesota Review, Modern Matter, Post Road, and Spike. He has also written about tennis for n+1, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Tennis magazine, and worked as a political activist. Of Pakistani parents, Raza studied literature and filmmaking at Johns Hopkins and New York University, where he helped to organize a labor strike.



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