The first in a series of talks for Interworlds that explores the decolonisation of the curriculum and the museum, and how the transcultural contributes to contemporary art in its production and reception, in art colleges, museums, galleries and communities.
Alnoor Mitha is a Senior Research Fellow (Asian Cultures), Manchester Metropolitan University, and the research Centre leader for Asian Cultures. He has recently been appointed as adjunct Professor at Beacon House University, Lahore, Pakistan. Alnoor has over 20 years of experience working in Britain and internationally, as artist, curator, writer, and art consultant. He is a cultural and artistic policy advisor to numerous arts organizations including the British Council, and the international Biennial Foundation. He is the Founding Artistic Director of the award-winning Asia Triennial Manchester, (2008 – present), Alnoor has supported young and emerging Asian artists in the country including, Rashid Rana, Imran Qureshi, Subodh Gupta, Shilpa Gupta, Shamsia Hassani and Hardeep Phandal. In 2016, Alnoor was invited as lead curator for the Colombo Art Biennial (CAB), Sri Lanka (Nov – Dec 2016), Alnoor curated “Conceiving Space.” bringing over 70 international artists to Colombo, making it the largest newly commissioned work by South Asian artists. During 2017, Alnoor co curated an exhibition by the celebrated sculptor, Anish Kapoor, at gallery F15 Moss, Norway presenting the most comprehensive exhibition to the new Nordic audiences.