Waqas Wajahat is a curator and collector. After studying at the University of Pennsylvania and the Barnes Foundation, he has spent the last two decades organizing, producing, and supporting exhibitions at various institutions including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. His personal focus in collecting remains within post-war and contemporary art along with a commitment to Indian and Mughal miniatures.
Waqas specializes in long-term strategic planning with artists and artists' estates and has been involved in legacy projects including placement of works for Milton Avery, Herbert Ferber, Neil Jenney, Richard Pousette-Dart, James Prosek, Alexis Rockman, Sean Scully, David Smith, and Donald Sultan. He is committed to supporting non-profit art institutions, in particular the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, the Barnes Foundation, and the Menil Collection. 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.