Umbereen Inayet is a National Award Winning, TEDx Speaker, Curator and Artistic Producer. With a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto and an Undergraduate degree in Cultural Anthropology and Women’s Studies, Umbereen’s personal style is to bridge pop culture with contemporary art, using her roots in anthropology, culture, psychology and social work to inform her artistic producing practice.
Great-granddaughter of Hafeez Jalandhari author of the National Anthem of Pakistan, Umbereen is a playwright and has led the creative visioning for major city events; recently creating the new artistic intervention based platform, Awakenings for Toronto History Museums in 2020.
Umbereen has been an Artistic Producer for Nuit Blanche Toronto one of the largest free contemporary art events in North America for over a decade working on projects with multidisciplinary artists and studios including Ai Weiwei, Bill Viola, John Akomfrah, Director X, Drake, Floria Sigismondi, HXOUSE, Daniel Arsham, eL Seed and JR.
In Conversation: Umbereen Inayet & Christine Brubaker