Nada Raza is Artistic Director of the Ishara Art Foundation. Raza was previously Research Curator at Tate Research Centre: Asia, with a particular focus on South Asia, and led on Tate activity in the region. She co-curated Bhupen Khakhar: You Can't Please All in 2016, awarded Exhibition of the Year 2016 at the India Today awards in New Delhi and at Eastern Eye's Arts Culture & Theatre Awards in London.
Alongside collection building, supervising research and producing public events, she organised displays of work by international artists including Meshac Gaba, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Zarina Hashmi, Sheela Gowda, Amar Kanwar and Mrinalini Mukherjee. Raza was guest curator of the Abraaj Capital Art Prize in 2014 and curated a thematic exhibition, The Missing One, for the Dhaka Art Summit in Bangladesh and the Office for Contemporary Art in Norway in 2016. Raza previously worked on international art at the Institute for International Visual Art (Iniva) and at Green Cardamom in London, maintaining close links with the MENASA region. She holds an MA from the Chelsea College of Art and Design and is a doctoral candidate at the Courtauld Institute of Art.
Zarina, Sky from the portfolio Home is a Foreign Place 1999 © Zarina, image courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine