bio | Vali Mahlouji is a curator, advisor to the British Museum, the Bahman Mohassess Estate and director of Kaveh Golestan Estate. In 2010 he founded Archaeology of the Final Decade (AOTFD), a non-profit curatorial platform excavating accounts of culture, which have remained obscure, banned or lost through material destruction, acts of censorship, political, economic or human contingencies. AOTFD has placed artworks in international collections including: Tate Modern, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, British Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Mahlouji’s recent curatorial work includes exhibitions at SAVVY Contemporary, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Dhaka Art Summit 2018, Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Whitechapel Gallery, Singapore International Festival of Arts, Bergen Triennial and de la Warr Pavilion. Upcoming exhibition will be at Sursock Museum in Beirut.
He has been published by various institutions, including, the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, the Guggenheim Museum, New York, Asia Society Museum New York and Yale University Press.
Note: The biography describes the position of the narrator at the time of their participation in the Glossary of Common Knowledge. Given the long duration of the project, the narrator may have changed their respective position.