Murtaza Vali is a writer, art historian and curator. He is a contributing editor for Ibraaz.org and ArtAsiaPacific, and was co-editor of the 2007 and 2008 ArtAsiaPacific Almanac issue. He also contributes regularly to Artforum.com, ArtReview, Art India and Bidoun and has penned monographic essays on Siah Armajani, Emily Jacir, Reena Saini Kallat, Laleh Khorramian and Shilpa Gupta. As winner of the Winter 2010 Lori Ledis Curatorial Fellowship, Vali presented Accented at Brooklyn’s BRIC Rotunda Gallery (2010) and he recently edited Manual for Treason, a multilingual publication commissioned by Sharjah Biennial X (2011). He lives between Brooklyn, U.S.A. and Sharjah, U.A.E.