Sharmeen Azam Inayat
Sharmeen Azam Inayat is a cultural worker. She grew up in Dubai, San Francisco, Karachi and Nairobi and variably claims origin in each. Her independent research work is invested in marginalized narratives that resist and rework conformed relations of migrant precarity and environmental rights.
Sharmeen has previously worked with non-profit organizations and cultural institutions as a researcher, strategist, editor and art director. She has been a consultant at the Sharjah Art Foundation, the Sharjah Architecture Triennial, Visualizing Palestine and Ralph Appelbaum Associates NYC. She was also an Architect on the team for the Mureijah Art Spaces (2013), shortlisted for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2019. Sharmeen is the Commissioning Editor of Uncommon Dubai+, an anthology of essays and artistic reflections exploring the capacity of the urban narrative and belonging. Her independent research work has been exhibited on platforms including Hamburger Bahnhof Museum for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Gulf Research Centre, Art Dubai, Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, Asia Europe Foundation, Villa Vassilieff, Betonsalon Paris, Mithila Bhavan Akhara, Ayodhya and the Independent Museum of Contemporary Art in Limassol.
She is currently working with the Sharjah Architecture Triennial on establishing SAT Research as Research Curator.