Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Flying Carpets, 2011.Commissioned by Abraaj Capital Art Prize, 2011.

Date: 25 November 2011
Time: 19:00 – 20:00
Venue: National Portrait Gallery
Floor -2

Delfina Foundation’s artists-in-residence Nadia Kaabi-Linke and Baptist Coelho speak about how participation and public engagement are elements of their practice.

The talk will be moderated by Hammad Nasar of Green Cardamom and curator George Unsworth.

This event was co-produced as part of the NPG’s Chasing Mirrors exhibition.


Nadia Kaabi-Linke (Tunisia/Russia) for more info please click here

Baptist Coelho (India) for more info please click here.

George Unsworth is a curator of contemporary art and is currently conducting research towards an AHRC funded Phd at Central St. Martins College of Art, University of the Arts London. He is the director of Shaping Sculpture, the inter-college programme for University of the Arts aimed at revealing new methods of supporting current and future artistic practice, and is a co-founder of the East London gallery space AND/OR. His research examines spatial traditions surrounding contemporary art practices, aimed at illuminating alternative ways in which to consider and support processes of production. For more info please click here.

Hammad Nasar is a curator, gallerist and writer based in London. He is co-founder of the not-for-profit arts organisation Green Cardamom. Recent curatorial projects include Where Three Dreams Cross: 150 Years of Photography in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh at the Whitechapel Gallery; Safavids Revisited at the British Museum; How Nations are Made at Cartwright Hall, Bradford and Manor House, Ilkley; Beyond the Page: Miniature as Attitude in Contemporary Art from Pakistan at the Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, California; Drawn from Life at Abbot Hall Gallery, Kendal; and the forthcoming Lines of Control: Partition as a Productive Space at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum at Cornell University, NY. For more info please click here.