Mariam Zulfiqar

Mariam Zulfiqar is a curator of contemporary art and currently holds the position of Director at Artangel in London, UK. Zulfiqar is primarily interested in commissioning art in contexts which challenge conventional practices of display in museums and galleries. She has an extensive history of academic and professional mentorship both in the UK and abroad including guest lectures at the Royal College of Art, UK; McGill University, Canada; and National College of Art, Pakistan.

She was instrumental in the development of projects and programs for Art in the Underground from 2010 to 2015 in London, commissioning and presenting artworks in the city-wide public transport system. Zulfiqar was invited to provide her insights on the complex role for artists in making public art on public transit by the City of Markham in 2020. Prior to joining Artangel, Mariam led the art programme for Forestry England.