Waqas Wajahat specializes in long-term strategic planning with artists and artists' estates. He oversees both legacy projects and the placement of works by artists including Milton Avery, Herbert Ferber, Neil Jenney, Richard Pousette-Dart, James Prosek, Sean Scully, Donald Sultan and William Turnbull. Recognizing the changing requirements of artists’ legacies and the ambitions of their foundations, he was pivotal in initiating, developing, and sustaining the relationship between the Estate of David Smith and Hauser & Wirth as well as the Milton Avery Trust and Victoria Miro.
After decades advising and establishing several prominent private art collections, Waqas continues to focus on organizing, producing, and supporting exhibitions at various public institutions including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Royal Academy in London.
Waqas remains committed to supporting non-profit art institutions, in particular the Barnes Foundation, the Menil Collection, and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. He is a trustee at the Drawing Center in New York and serves on advisory committees at the Lowe Art Museum in Miami and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. His personal focus in collecting remains within post-war and contemporary art along with a commitment to Indian and Mughal miniatures.