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Zehra Jumabhoy

Dr Zehra Jumabhoy is a Lecturer in the History of Art at the University of Bristol, UK. She is an art historian, curator and writer specialising in modern and contemporary South Asian art; exploring its connections with British pasts and presents. Zehra was the Steven and Elena Heinz Scholar at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, where she completed her doctorate and, subsequently, lectured on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes (2016-2020). She has been a visiting lecturer at various academic institutions in the UK, India, Pakistan and Singapore. In 2018, she co-curated the landmark exhibition, The Progressive Revolution: A Modern Art for a New India, at New York’s Asia Society Museum. She is the Guest Curator of Raqib Shaw: Ballads of East and West, which will travel to four US institutions between 2023-25, including Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in February 2024. Zehra is also Curatorial Research Fellow at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in Swansea, Wales, a position funded by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, to work on the Imperial Subjects: (Post)colonial Conversations between South Asia and Britain project. Amongst other ventures, this encompasses co-curating the major exhibition, Tigers & Dragons: India and Wales in Britain, now scheduled for 2025.

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