Hamja Ahsan

Hamja Ahsan

Hamja Ahsan is an artist, writer, activist and curator based in London. He is the author of the book Shy Radicals: Antisystemic Politics of the Militant Introvert. He was recently awarded the Grand Prize at the Ljubljana biennial 2019 for his current exhibition 'Aspergistan Referendum' based on his book. He was shortlisted for the Liberty human rights award for the Free Talha Ahsan campaign on extradition and detention without trial under the War on Terror, utilising art and film. His recent writing was anthologised in No Colour Bar: Black Art in Action 1960-1990. He has presented art projects at PS1 MOMA at New York Art book fair, Tate Modern, Gwangju Biennale, Staedelschule in Frankfurt, Shaanakht festival Pakistan and Shilpa Academy, Bangladesh. He is founder and co-curator of the DIY Cultures festival of creative activism, zines and independent publishing since 2013. He's on Twitter @hamjaahsan and instagram

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