Aziz Sohail is a Pakistani-born curator, writer and researcher whose work builds interdisciplinary connections between art, history, archives, literature, theory and biography and supports new cultural and pedagogical infrastructures. Their research and resultant projects honour and recognise the power of queer and feminist collectivity, sociability, joy and wayward encounter.
Since 2020, with The Many Headed Hydra, they have been co-leading a language where yesterday are the same word. Kal., a trans-oceanic platform supporting practices enacting queer pasts/futures and de-colonial ecologies in South Asia and post-migrant Europe. The platform has had residencies and presentations in Berlin, Karachi, Colombo and Philadelphia as well as a radio channel and a series of workshops and publications.
Aziz’s other projects include Archival Intimacies: Queering South/East Asian Diasporas (2022), at the ONE Archives/USC Pacific Asia Museum, Los Angeles co-organised with Alexis Bard Johnson; Very Very Sweet Medina: Artistic Innovation in 1990s Karachi (2019) at the Sharjah Art Foundation, co-organised with Bani Abidi; and the forthcoming The World that Belongs to Us (2023), at The New Art Gallery Walsall, England. They are currently a PhD Student in Curatorial Practice at Monash University.