Jareh Das (MA, PhD) is a researcher, writer and curator who moves between Nigeria and the UK working on diverse visual arts projects independently with artists, arts institutions and non-profits centred 'on the global contemporary.’ She was awarded her doctorate in July 2018 in Curating Art and Science: New Methods and Sites of Production and Display offered in partnership with Royal Holloway, the University of London for her thesis titled 'Bearing Witness: On Pain in Performance Art' and curatorial work.
Her current research focuses on Contemporary Performance Art in West Africa which has taken on explorative visits to major cities and off-the-beaten-track in the region interrogating liveness, community, performativity and place-making. Jareh received a BA (Hons) in Material Culture, Architecture and Museum Studies from the University of Leeds, an MA in Curating Contemporary Art for London's Royal College of Art, and has worked at MIMA Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Arts Catalyst, London, Etemad Gallery, Dubai and MVRDV, Rotterdam. She has contributed to publications including Artsy, Nka Journal for Contemporary African Art, Bomb Magazine, CNN Style and DOMUS.
She is obsessed with ceramics, architecture, design, flowers, nature, afrobeats and dining out at restaurants focused on West African cuisine.