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Mentor Mondays: Rahila Haque

Men­tor Mon­days is back this Octo­ber and we’re delight­ed to be joined by guest men­tor, cura­tor and researcher Rahi­la Haque.

For the October session, Rahila will be offering support, advice and guidance for artists and artworkers living and working in the SO postcode area. This opportunity would be particularly suited to those working in fields such as curation and research, or those who explore similar themes to the work of Rahila including transnational art and identity.

Mentor Mondays will take place on Monday 17th October. There are three 45 minute sessions between 9am – 12pm. The sessions will take place online via Zoom.

How to sign-up

To sign up, follow the link and complete the Typeform. Spaces are extremely limited and booked on a first come first serve basis so we advise early booking to avoid missing out.

Please note, the last question asks you to finalise the booking via Calendly. You must select a slot on the calendar on the date available and press ‘submit’ for the booking to be made successfully.

A link will be sent to you by ‘a space’ a few days prior to your meeting.

About the Mentor

Rahila Haque is a curator, researcher and currently PhD candidate at the centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN) at Chelsea College of Arts, where she is also a member of the transnational research project Worlding Public Cultures. Rahila is co-authoringBritto: 20 Years, a documenta fifteen publication on the work of the Dhaka-based artist-led initiative Britto Arts Trust and is curator of SERAFINE1369’s upcoming solo exhibition We can no longer deny ourselves at Somerset House Studios, London. She was previously Residencies Curator at Camden Art Centre (2019-21), Assistant Curator for the 58th Venice Biennale exhibition May You Live in Interesting Times (2019), and recipient of the Gasworks/Triangle Network Fellowship (2018). Between 2009-15 she was Curatorial Assistant and Assistant Curator at the Hayward Gallery, where she organised major exhibitions by Dayanita Singh, Jeremy Deller and Ernesto Neto, among others, and co-curated the Hayward Project Space exhibitions Dineo Seshee Bopape: slow-co-ruption (2015), What’s Love Got to Do with It (2014) and Jananne Al-Ani: Excavations (2014).

About Mentor Mondays

Part of ‘a space’ arts expanded Artist Voices Programme, Mentor Mondays invites visual arts professionals from across the UK to hold zoom 1-to-1 sessions with artists & artworkers from the SO postcode area.

On one Monday of every month we will offer three 45 minute 1-to-1 sessions on zoom which will be available to book on a first come first serve basis.

1-to-1s will be led by mentors with wide-ranging professional visual arts experience: curating, writing, fundraising, publishing, commercial art and more. These sessions are designed to support with critical feedback on work, funding advice, and developing career strategies.


As an organisation we actively look to reduce barriers for artists applying for our opportunities and commissions, and we are committed to being fair, accessible, transparent and inclusive.

We offer a range of access support for artists, including alternative formats for information we release and submissions we receive as well as an artist access fund; please contact us so that we can discuss your individual needs and provide appropriate support. You can email us on or call 023 80 338 778.