“Fast emerging as a young
Leonardo Da Vinci”
Nasser D. Khalili
Waqas is Artistic Director at The Khalili Collections – one of the most comprehensive and diverse private art collections in the world. His work includes partnering with the likes of Google and Wikipedia to democratize art through digital curation, visual optimization and cutting-edge technologies. He was also the curator and host of the 2019 Official Opening of the Leonardo da Vinci 500th Anniversary Celebrations at the National Gallery in London. As an artist, his own paintings have been commissioned and acquired by major institutions worldwide.
As a professional speaker with Kruger Cowne, Waqās speaks about each of these domains with authority; but above all, he is passionate about how such seemingly unrelated fields can actually serve to inform one another, often providing unique creative insights that would be unimaginable through hyper-specialization.
“Increasingly, the solutions to problems are found at the intersection of multiple fields… experts in highly specialised fields can be part of a team, but the team leader needs to bridge With eloquence, clarity and authority, Waqas made a powerful case for multi-dimensional thinking as essential to personal fulfilment and collective problem-solving in the 21st century fields.”
Royal Society of Arts, Manufacturing and Commerce (RSA)