Connecting Global Perspectives
Photo: Azeem Hamid, 2021.
Azeem Hamid is a visual designer, researcher, entrepreneur, and art and design educator with great interest in social innovation, visual design and social entrepreneurship and is a faculty member at Department of Theatre, Film and Television at Beaconhouse National University and Post-graduate Studies program in Art and Design Education at Pakistan Institute of Fashion & Design.
He continued to work on different projects on a national and international level and is the recipient of the Address of Honour awarded by the Santipur Municipality, West Bengal, India. Hamid’s recent endeavours include a curatorial design workshop; ‘To Get Here: at the Centre Pompidou’ in Paris held in Spring 2018. In addition, he participated in the Korean Platform for Performing Arts held in Seoul, Korea in January 2019 and exhibited an installation titled “Intezaar Ka Dusra Rukh” (A different perspective on waiting) at Sheherezade: An Anthology of Wall City from 15th – 17th March 2019 in Lahore, Pakistan which is inspired from progressive literary pieces of Urdu Literature.
He is also the co-founder and creative director/CEO at Rearts (Pakistan and Europe) which is a technologically progressive arts management and premium indie record label company from Pakistan. The vision of the company is to help artists build a sustainable career in the arts ecosystem by connecting them to organisations and corporations who require their services. Similarly, Rearts provides various services for both artists/corporations which are inclusive of artist representation, design services, public relations/media solutions, event management, curation services and legal representation. Rearts sub-brands include: Rearts for artists, Rearts Records and Remix (Events & Festivals).
Currently, he is working on a cross-exchange program in collaboration with the Social Innovation Academy (SINA) in East Africa. In addition, he is the co-curator for the Lahore Digital Arts Festival and Dreaming the Cities project - a virtual event designed to connect emerging artists and/or art collectives from the underprivileged and diverse communities of distant cities in the world through co-creation sessions.
He is a DICE Fellow, a program by British Council, part of the Global Shapers Community by World Economic Forum and is an alumni/facilitator/country lead at ChangemakerXchange co-created by Ashoka and Robert Bosch Stiftung.