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Alnoor Mitha MA FRSA

Senior Research Fellow (Asian Cultures)

Alnoor Mitha

Alnoor Mitha FRSA
Alnoor Mitha is a Senior Research Fellow (Asian Cultures), Manchester Metropolitan University, and the research Centre leader for Asian Cultures. He is an honorary Fellow at Winchester School of Art at Southampton University and a trustee for Cubitt Artists.
Alnoor has over 20 years experience working in Britain and internationally, as artist, curator, writer, and producer. He is cultural and artistic policy advisor to numerous arts organisations including the British Council, and international Biennial Foundation. He is the Founding Artistic Director of the award nominated Asia Triennial Manchester, (2008 present), Alnoor has supported young and emerging Asian artists in the country including, Rashid Rana, Imran Qureshi, Subodh Gupta, Shilpa Gupta and Shamsia Hassani.
Previously he was the artistic director of Shisha the international agency for contemporary South Asian crafts and visual arts (2002 -2011).
Alnoor has been invited to curate the Colombo Art Biennial, Sri Lanka (Nov Dec 2016), and an exhibition of the distinguished celebrated sculptor Anish Kapoor in Norway during (2018).


Alnoor Mitha is a member of:

A selection of recent research outputs.


Ali, L., 2020. Tampered Surface Six Artists from Pakistan : an Exhibition of Sculpture, Painting, Printmaking, Photography and Mixed Media.

Mitha, A., 2018. Asia Triennial Manchester festival (ATM18), Multiple venues across Greater Manchester.

Mitha, A., 2016. Conceiving Space - Colombo Art Biennale, Sri Lanka 2 - 20th December 2016, Multiple sites in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2/12/2016.

Mitha, A., 2014. Conflict and Compassion, Imperial War Museum North, 1/10/2014.

Mitha, A., 2014. The Asia Triennial Manchester (ATM14) Conflict & Compassion, Imperial War Museum North, 27/9/2014 - 23/11/2014.

Mitha, A., 2011. Asia Triennial Manchester 11, Various including Chinese Arts Centre, Cornerhouse, Manchester Art Gallery, 1/10/2011.

Mitha, A., Perks, S., 2011. Everything is Happening at Once, Rashid Rana, Cornerhouse, 1/10/2011.

Mitha, A., 2008. Asia Triennial Manchester 08, Various including Manchester Art Gallery, Cornerhouse, Castlefield Art Gallery, 5/4/2008.


Mitha, A., Sveinar, DA., 2018. 'Anish Kapoor PUNKT 0 - Gallery F 15'.

Mitha, A., Makhoul, B., 2016. 'Conflict and Compassion A Paradox of Difference in Contemporary Asian Art'.

Mitha, A., Kennedy, B., Wainwright, L., 2014. 'Triennial City Localising Asian Art', Cornerhouse.

Rana, R., Elliott, D., Perks, S., Mitha, A., 2012. 'Rashid Rana Everything is Happening at Once', Cornerhouse.

Organization, S., 2009. 'Asia Triennial Manchester'.

Nasar, H., Abbas, H., Dawood, A., Connah, R., 2007. 'Beyond the page contemporary art from Pakistan : an exhibition presented by Asia House, in partnership with Manchester Art Gallery and Shisha : [works in the exhibition], Hamra Abbas ... [et al.]'.

Holt, J., 2006. 'Mapping ArtSouthAsia A Visual and Cultural Dialogue Between Britain and South Asia'.

Organization, S., 2004. 'Handasah unity in pattern'.

Chuhan, J., Manby, J., 2002. 'A long way from home a painter's journey'.

Rangasamy, J., Organization, S., Mitha, A., 2002. 'ArtSouthAsia the first international programme of visual culture from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka 2002'.

Jain-Neubauer, J., 2001. 'Chandrika, Silver Ornaments of India'.

, 1993. 'A Critical Difference Contemporary Art from India : an Exhibition of Sculpture, Painting and Installations ...'.

Mitha, A., 1993. 'Kissing the Dust - Contemporary Artists working with Collections'.


Cockery, H., 2015. 'Asia Triennial Manchester 2014 - An evaluation of audience engagement and economic impact, March 2015', Asia Triennial Manchester.

England, ACO., 2000. 'Whose Heritage? The Impact of Cultural Diversity on Britain's Living Heritage'.