The Andy Warhol Foundation For the Visual Arts

Exhibition Support: First Major US Solo Exhibition, CAM St. Louis

8 Sept 2023 - 12 Feb 2024

“The Warhol Foundation is pleased to support the first major solo exhibition of Hajra Waheed, whose work does the important job of catalyzing conversations that connect global forms of resistance to a future of radical human interdependence and flourishing,” announced Rachel Bers, Program Director, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis will present the first major solo-exhibition of Montréal-based artist Hajra Waheed. The presentation will include video, sound installation, drawing, and sculpture to explore themes of unity across borders. Waheed will create a new body of work that will expand and continue her interest in ideas of transnational solidarity, as well as present a diverse array of recent work, including sound, installation, painting, works on paper, and poetry. Waheed’s exhibition at CAM will be her most ambitious to date in terms of scale, materiality, medium, and the complexity of issues it addresses. The exhibition is organized for the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis by Wassan Al-Khudhairi.


National Endowment for the Arts

Exhibition Support: First Major US Solo Exhibition, CAM St. Louis

8 Sept 2023 - 12 Feb 2024

"With the NEA's support, CAM is honored to provide a platform for Waheed's bold, experimental vision and her first major solo presentation in the United States. This generous funding will enable her to create a new body of work and connect with St. Louis audiences for the very first time, in a space uniquely designed for engagement and discovery," said CAM's Executive Director, Lisa Melandri.

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM) has been awarded the institution's largest Arts Project Award to date at $45,000 to support Hajra Waheed's first major US solo exhibition. Waheed's exhibition will center around Hum (2020), the artist's immersive, 16-channel sound installation originally commissioned for Lahore Biennial 02 and staged at Portikus, Frankfurt in 2020. Waheed will create a new body of work that will expand and continue her interest in ideas of unity across borders, as well as present a diverse array of recent work- sound, installation, painting, works on paper and poetry.


The Spiral (2019), ArtBasel Hong Kong 2022

28 May 2022

2:45pm - 3:25pm
Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre, HK

ArtBasel Hong Kong Film Program

Curated by Beijing-and Zurich-based multimedia artist and producer Li Zhenhua, the film sector will feature 15 films by and about artists. The films will be presented across three screenings from May 27 to May 28 at Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre.

Additional highlights include Ting-Tong Chang’s Betelnut Tree, Bird’s Nest Fern and Giant African Snail, an installation comprising a semi-documentary video and the dwelling place and apparatuses created by the artist and an Amis tribal hunter in the mountains of Taiwan in 2020; Hajra Waheed’s meditation on the spiral form in The Spiral; Samson Young’s ‘Sonata for Smoke,’ created in response to the artist’s residency at the Ryosoku-In in Kenninji Temple, Kyoto; and Alice Wang’s ‘Pyramids and Parabolas II,’ the second installment of an infinite film series begun by the artist in 2017, exploring how we communicate with the unknown universe through geometric structures. All screenings are free and accessible to the public.


Panel Discussion, "Imaging War: Drones from the Ground"

10 February 2022
12:00pm – 1:30pm EST

Remote Control Symposium was organized by High Line Art and the Vera List Center for Art & Politics at The New School. Panel Discussion between Hajra Waheed, Aziz Hazara and artists/collaborators Saks Afridi, Ali Rez, and Assam Khalid.


Artist Lecture: Hajra Waheed

8 February 2022
9:00am - 10:30am PST

Part of the Crisis and Creativity: Artists Speak Series, South Asia Art Initiative at UC Berkeley

Online Talk Recording


Sharjah Biennial 15: Thinking Historically in the Present

7 Feb - 11 June 2023

Multiple Sites, Sharjah, UAE

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Conceived by the late Okwui Enwezor and curated by Hoor Al Qasimi, Director of Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah Biennial 15 (SB15), titled Thinking Historically in the Present, reflects on Enwezor’s visionary work, which transformed contemporary art and established an ambitious intellectual project that has influenced the evolution of institutions and biennials around the world, including the Sharjah Biennial. Bringing together more than 150 artists from over 70 countries, SB15 will take place in 16 venues across the emirate of Sharjah.

To mark the Sharjah Biennial’s 30-year anniversary, Enwezor proposed commissioning 30 works for the Biennial as a way to meaningfully activate this critical platform through the development of new work. In line with this framework, 30 artists have been invited to embark on major commissions that explore histories that continue to shape our present including: Hajra Waheed, John Akomfrah, Kader Attia, Sammy Baloji, María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Carolina Caycedo, Destiny Deacon, Manthia Diawara, Coco Fusco, Hassan Hajjaj, Mona Hatoum, Lubaina Himid, Isaac Julien, Amar Kanwar, Bouchra Khalili, Mohammed Ibrahim Mahama, Kerry James Marshall, Steve McQueen, Almagul Menlibayeva, Aline Motta, Wangechi Mutu, Philippe Parreno, Doris Salcedo, Berni Searle, Yinka Shonibare, Vivan Sundaram, Fatimah Tuggar, Barbara Walker, Nari Ward and Carrie Mae Weems.