Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago, Curator, United States

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Asha Iman Veal is Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography.
Her exhibitions Beautiful Diaspora/You Are Not the Lesser Part and LOVE: Still Not the Lesser brought together cross-diasporic conversations between global artists Xyza Bacani, Widline Cadet, Sunil Gupta, Ngadi Smart, and more; and celebrations of love and desire by Jorian Charlton, Jess T. Dugan, Mous Lamrabat, and others.
She has curated exhibitions for the Chicago Architecture Biennial, and more. Her biennial exhibition and radio-broadcast series RAISIN vol 1. commissioned several new artworks and generated community among more than 30 global artists including Işıl Eğrikavuk, Amanda Williams, and Tintin Wulia; and was featured by international cultural organizations such as Pakhuis de Zwijger Amsterdam and Istituto Italiano di Cultura Chicago.
Veal has worked on projects and/or arts research in the United States, Asia, Europe, and South America.
Asha Iman is additionally Associate Professor Adj at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she's expanded direct curricular links to global arts and culture discourses by inviting and hosting more than 100 virtual and in-person discussions with guests such as Yane Calovski and Hristina Ivanoska, the late Bisi Silva, and ballet dancer, movement adviser for robot technology David Ennio Minor.
Additionally, Veal bridges interdisciplinary relationships between the arts, government, corporate, and nonprofit sectors through her role as a Senior Fellow of Humanity in Action (EU/UK/US), BMW Foundation Responsible Leader, and Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ Emerging Leader.
Veal is a current board member at Filter Photo (Chicago), and was a recent board member at Experimental Sound Studio.
  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture