Zalika Azim

Zalika Azim is a New York based artist, curator and photographic archivist. A recent graduate from the Museum of Modern Art’s 12-month curatorial internship, she holds a BFA in Photography and Imaging from the Tisch School of the Arts and a BA in Social and Cultural Analysis with a focus on Gender, Sexuality and Africana studies from the College of Arts and Science, New York University. Zalika is a registrar fellow at The Studio Museum in Harlem, and serves as a teaching artist for Aperture Foundation’s visual literacy through photography program ON SIGHT. Investigating the complexities of revisiting space, history, and memory as they relate to the construction of personal and collective narratives, Zalika has assisted in the production of several exhibitions and publications such as The Walther Collection’s Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive; Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the Collection and Photography at MoMA 1960 – Now. She is particularly interested in the conjunctions that exist between curating and art making, and is deeply invested in understanding how art may engage and inspire local communities. Artist website // Twitter: zalikaazim // Instagram: 26thletter