A founding member of the Shahrzad
design collective (with Shirana Shahbazi
), Tirdad Zolghadr is an independent writer/curator based in Berlin. He writes for frieze
and other publications, and is editor-at-large for Cabinet
magazine. Zolghadr most recently organized the national pavilion of the United Arab Emirates, Venice Biennale 2009, and the long-term project Lapdogs of the Bourgeoisie (with Nav Haq). He's a curatorial advisor to the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. Zolghadr currently teaches at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.