Festival Director of Chobi Mela International Festival of Photography
Tanzim Wahab is a curator, researcher and lecturer. His curatorial interests revolve around the sensory and community entanglement of cultural spaces, locational practice(s) and alternative art education. He is the festival director of Chobi Mela International Festival of Photography, Dhaka, and curator and community facilitator of Spore Initiative, Berlin. Between 2016 to 2021, he served as the chief curator of Bengal Foundation. Wahab, alongside Munem Wasif, has published two editions of Kamra, setting ideas and debates of photographic history and theories in Bengali. He is currently co-editing Primary Documents South Asia–a MoMA publication on cross-regional art history. Wahab was the Vice Principal of Pathshala South Asian Media Institute from 2013 – 2015, and is still a trustee and lecturer at the institute. He has been recently appointed as a co-curator of the Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie 2024, Germany. Wahab lives and works in Berlin and Dhaka.