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Mark Nash is a distinguished independent curator, film historian and filmmaker with a specialization in contemporary fine art moving image practices, avantgarde and world cinema. He currently lives and works in London, England.
Nash has taught widely; until recently, he was Professor and Head of Department of Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art London where he developed the Inspire Programme, a positive action MA pathway for curators from minority backgrounds for which he raised £3MGBP from public funds. He has been a visiting lecturer at such diverse programs as Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in New York and in the History of Consciousness Department, University of California, Santa Cruz. He has also taught at Harvard as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Visual and Environmental Media and a Visiting Scholar, in the Department of Afro American Studies; at and NYU as Adjunct Professor in New York University’s ‘s Department of Cinema Studies, and in 2015 he was Visiting Research Fellow at the Nanyang Technological University Singapore, Centre for Contemporary Art.
He currently teaches film curating in the Department of Film, Media and Cultural Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London.
As a curator Mark Nash has frequently collaborated with Isaac Julien on numerous film and art projects. He has also collaborated regularly with Okwui Enwezor -- on Documenta11, and ‘The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa, 1945–1994’ both in 2002, and most recently on ‘The Arena’ project Venice Biennial 2015 including an epic live reading of Karl Marx’s Das Kapital.
Most recently, he has curated two moving image exhibitions; ‘Viva L’Italia’ at the Museo Civico Archeologico in Bologna (2017), for Artefiera Bologna, focusing on the legacy of the 1970s socialist culture in Bologna, ‘The Coming Community’, MAMBO (2018) and in 2016, worked on a major international exhibition ‘Yingxiang/The Shadow Never Lies’ (with