Sharmeen Azam Inayat
Sharmeen Azam Inayat is a cultural worker. She is currently working with the Sharjah Architecture Triennial on charting and establishing the SAT Research initiative as Research Curator.
Sharmeen 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, editor, design consultant and art director. She has worked with the Sharjah Art Foundation, the Sharjah Architecture Triennial, Visualizing Palestine and Ralph Appelbaum Associates NYC. Sharmeen was an Architect on the team for the Mureijah Art Spaces, shortlisted for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2019. She was a Production Architect for Sharjah Biennials 10 and 11 where she worked on the research and implementation of urban interventions. 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.