ABOUT The ARTIST
HOMA TAJ is an artist, a filmmaker & a museologist.
She is the founder of MUSEUMVIEWS, est. 2003, & International Museum Workers Day (IMWD), est. 2015. In its fourth edition, IMWD2018 was celebrated across 12 social media platforms, in 21 languages, and in 170+ countries.
Daughter of a self-taught painter, Homa began painting in high school on Long Island (NY), in the late 1980’s. During the same period, she also had her first brush with performance arts when she briefly studied with the legendary American dancer & choreographer Jacques D’Amboise, a principal dancer of the New York City Ballet.
In the 1990’s, Homa studied at the prestigious Stella Adler Conservatory, and worked as a production assistant on a number of indie film and theatre projects, in NYC & Boston.
To date, Homa has made nine short experimental films – including “Waiting For Van Gogh” & an experimental animation film based on Pablo Picasso’s Blue Period masterpiece “Seated Nude Back (1902)”.
Fifteen years of academic research, work & travels gained the artist post-graduate degrees in museology (Harvard University); 19th-20th century fine arts and their institutional histories (The Courtauld Institute); and, histories of museums & collecting (University of Oxford). Homa also wrote her unpublished doctoral dissertation on the comparative histories of museums in emerging markets, at Oxford Uni (UK).
Starting in early 2013, Homa returned to her roots as a visual artist, on a full-time basis, making mixed media conceptual art with focus on cinema, as well as her experiences of having lived through a revolution, a war and migration …