Homa Taj

BirthName:

Homa TAJ

Bio:

Homa Taj is an American curator and filmmaker who divides her time between NYC, Los Angeles and South Florida.

Her first brush with the art of performance came during high school, on Long Island NY, when she briefly studied with the legendary American dancer and choreographer Jacques D'Amboise.

Between 1989 and 1999, Homa studied at the prestigious Stella Adler Conservatory and worked as a production assistant on a number of independent film and theatre projects, in New York City. Later in the decade, she pursued film and video studies with the former Curator of the Harvard Film Archives. During that time, she made a number of experimental short films including Waiting For Van Gogh and an experimental animation film based on Pablo Picasso Blue Period masterpiece Seated Nude Back (1902).

Daughter of a painter, her interest in making films about artists and visual arts inspired her to pursue academic research in art history - museology, history of collecting, and the art market. Homa holds 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). She wrote her unpublished doctoral dissertation on the comparative history of museums and emerging markets, in the late modern era, at the University of Oxford, UK.

Since c. 1997, Homa has visited and studied well over two thousand museums and art institutions, and has worked with hundreds of visual arts professionals throughout the United States, Western Europe and parts of the Middle East. Since 2003, Homa has served as an Arts and Cultural Adviser to a number of public (institutional) and private collectors in the United States, The Netherlands, Germany (Berlin), Great Britain and the Middle East.

Since 2013, Homa has returned to filmmaking on a full-time basis. She does occasionally advise private collectors and corporations on their arts acquisitions, and cultural philanthropic activities.
Filmography

Producer ( 1 credit )

The Dealer (2017) executive producer

Director ( 1 credit )

The Dealer (2017)