Photo: Munem Wasif
Vincent Hasselbach is a researcher and curator interested in photographic and archival practices, particularly in and from South Asia. He has conducted research in Bangladesh and Nepal, where he has also been involved with the Chobi Mela and Photo Kathmandu photography festivals.

He was awarded the Format Festival Open Call Award in 2021, for a curated group exhibition entitled COLLABORATION > CONTROL; and curated the Archive of Public Protests and Turbine Bagh exhibitions for the 2021 edition of Peckham 24 together with Iona Fergusson, with whom he also convened the festival’s talks and events programme. For the 2022 edition of Peckham 24, he curated Rohit Saha’s 1528, as well as the talks programme, again in collaboration with Iona Fergusson.

Vincent is a MPhil/PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology at UCL, where his research focuses on  archival and museological strategies, and their relationships to collective memory and narrations of history, looking in particular at images from Bangladesh’s 1971 Liberation War. His research is fully funded by the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (AHRC). 

Before this, he studied Social Anthropology (BA) and Modern South Asian Studies (MPhil) at the University of Cambridge.

He lives and works in London.

vincent.hasselbach.21@ucl.ac.uk