Asha Iman Veal is a Humanity in Action Landecker Democracy Fellow (EU/UK/USA), and Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago (Chicago). Her work advocates cross-cultural solidarity across communities that are often kept apart by geographic or political distance.
Asha Iman's recent exhibitions include: Beautiful Diaspora/You Are Not the Lesser Part at MoCP (2022); Martine Gutierrez at MoCP (2021); and Dream at Hyde Park Art Center (2021). Her previous work includes curatorial and publication projects in Chicago, New York, Edinburgh, Vietnam, Juárez, Havana, and Tokyo; as well as serving as Associate Festival Producer for playwright Eve Ensler’s V-Day global movement to end violence against women and girls. As a juror, she has worked with Arts + Public Life and The Center for the Study of Race Politics & Culture at The University of Chicago, Experimental Sound Studio, Arts Work Fund, OxBow, and ACRE.
Asha Iman participates as a voice for art and education as a member of the BMW Foundation's Responsible Leaders Network (North America Region) and BMW Transatlantic Core Group (Germany/US). She is a new member of the Board at Heaven Gallery (Chicago). Since 2017 she has been faculty at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Assistant Professor Adj.) where she she developed the Being a Woman of Color in the Arts course, as well as leads undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Arts Administration & Policy.
B.A. The Gallatin School at New York University, M.F.A. The New School, M.A. School of the Art Institute of Chicago.