Murtaza Vali is a critic, curator and art historian based in Sharjah and Brooklyn whose ongoing research interests include ex-centric minimalisms, materialist art histories, ghosts and other figures of liminal subjectivities and repressed histories, and the weight of color. 

Vali’s most recent curatorial project is Crude, the inaugural group exhibition at the Jameel Arts Centre in Dubai, which explores the relationship between oil and modernity across West Asia. 

Vali is a Visiting Instructor at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, a Lead Tutor of Campus Art Dubai, and a member of Art Jameel’s Curatorial Council.