Nima Esmailpour (he/him) is an emerging curator who joined the TBA team in September 2023 as the Curatorial Fellow, Exhibition, for its third edition. He holds a Master’s degree in Art and Politics from Goldsmiths (University of London). Currently engaged in curatorial practice, leveraging insights from his academic research as a Ph.D. candidate in Art History from Concordia University in Montreal. His current research involves the study of artistic practice as processes of re-historicization; correspondingly, his curatorial approach aims to reflect on the political ontology of historiography in practice.

He will present his ongoing research titled “She Who Sees the Unknown: Reimagining the Jinn Figure in Oddity and Wonder,” providing an overview of his curatorial fellowship for TBA 2024 at the upcoming CAA 112th Annual Conference in February 2024. In the past few years, Nima has been involved in several collective curatorial projects and has contributed essays to art galleries and artist-run centres, including Window Winnipeg (Winnipeg), Articule Artist-Run Centre (Montreal), Eastern Bloc (Montreal), Regart (Levi), Modern Fuel (Kingston), Neutral Ground Artist-Run Centre (Regina), Trinity Square Video (Toronto), and Fragment Gallery (New York).