Muheb Esmat is a curator, writer, and researcher currently based in New York. He holds an MA degree from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. Muheb has worked at institutions such as the Art Institute of Chicago, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Mathaf (Arab Museum of Modern Art), and PunkOrientalism Studio. Currently based in New York, his research explores visual and digital culture in Afghanistan and the surrounding region. 


Links to prior talks, exhibitions, and writings:

Gham, Private Spheres, and Informal Support Systems: A Conversation with Hangama Amiri

Imaging War: Drones from the Ground

Modern Kabul: Legacies of Polish Architects in Afghanistan

A long way to go: Afghanistan National Gallery

Shaheer Zazai | A Call Home

In Conversation with Hangama Amiri and Muheb Esmat | COOPER COLE


Haiderzad: A Pioneer in Exile

Beyond the Studio: Hangama Amiri & Muheb Esmat

Fragile Facades: Illusions of Change in Kabul’s Contemporary Architecture

King of the Road

Generation Livestream and Virtual Afghan Sphere

Technologies of Vision:A Conversation with Artist Aziz Hazara and Curator Muheb Esmat

No End in Sight, CCS Bard 

Kabul, Dali and a new wave of Graffiti

Kabul Undiscovered, Interview with Jdeed Magazine

Art as a language of understanding, King's Academy 

Kabul, Dali and a new wave of graffiti 

Explorer, Muheb Esmat sees museum open doors to History

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