Tanzim Wahab is a curator, researcher and lecturer. He is the Chief Curator at Bengal Foundation, Dhaka. In his work as a researcher and curator, he has been focused on themes of contextual modernism and contemporary art in South Asia, and possible correspondences between text and visual as a critical cultural production. He has headed several curatorial research projects and exhibitions, including Breaking Ground: Modern Art in Transition- featuring works of the modernist forerunners of Bengal- Gaganendranath Tagore, Jamini Roy, Zainul Abedin, Quamrul Hassan & S M Sultan and Subtext- a pseudo reading room inside gallery space examining the symbiosis of text-based-art and art-based-text. He has been awarded a curatorial grant by The Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (FICA) and Korean Cultural Centre India (KCCI) in 2018 for a project titled (Dis) Place- an exhibition touching upon the thematic of displacement, and looking at the possibility of a post-historical space and function as a symbolic “act of discharge” on Bangladesh’s fractious histories and geographies (with Hadrien Diez). Tanzim was the Vice Principal of Pathshala South Asian Media Institute from 2013 to 2015. He was a curator of Chobi Mela Photography Festival, Dhaka at the editions of 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019. He jointly published two editions of Kamra – a comprehensive publication in Bengali setting ideas and debates of photographic history and theories (with Munem Wasif). Tanzim has been a fellow of several programs, including Art for Social Change, USA and Art Think South Asia (ATSA), India among others. He has written various catalogue essays and contributed to publications. He is currently a lecturer at Pathshala South Asian Media Institute.