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Iftikhar Dadi

Director, South Asia Program
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Iftikhar Dadi studies modern and contemporary art from a global and transnational perspective, with emphasis on methodology and intellectual history. His writing focuses on modernism and contemporary practice of Asia, the Middle East and their diasporas. He also examines film, media, and popular cultures of South Asia, seeking to understand how emergent publics forge new avenues for civic participation.

Dadi has curated exhibitions such as Unpacking Europe at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2001), and is the author of books including Modernism and the Art of Muslim South Asia (2010). He also collaborates on art works with Elizabeth Dadi.