Senior Academic Advisor / LUMA Foundation Fellow
Tirdad is Senior Academic Advisor, CCS Graduate Program, is a writer and curator. Curatorial work includes the Taipei Biennial 2010 with Hongjohn Lin, the UAE pavilion Venice Biennale 09, Lapdogs of the Bourgeoisie w/ Nav Haq, and Sharjah Biennial 05 with Jack Persekian and Ken Lum. As a writer, Zolghadr contributes to frieze magazine and is the author of Solution 168-185, and editor of Necessities (both Sternberg Press, 2010). His novel Softcore was published 2007 (Telegram Books, transl. German, Italian), his second novel is due for publication 2012. Zolghadr is curatorial advisor to the Artist Pension Trust and editor-at-large for Cabinet magazine. Graduate Committee (2008– ).