Olivia Ahmad is a UK-based curator and editor specialising in graphic arts and design. She trained as a curator of craft and design on the Museums Association’s Diversify programme. From 2010-2014 she was exhibition curator at the Northern Design Festival. Since 2014 she has been curator at House of Illustration in London, where her recent work has included exhibitions on socialist graphic design from Soviet Russia, Cuba and the DPRK, London’s first exhibition of work by queer icon Tom of Finland and developing the UK’s only dedicated residency for illustrators.
In 2018 Olivia took up the editorship of Varoom, the UK-based contemporary illustration magazine published by the AOI. Her recent books include New York: Lucinda Rogers Drawings 1988-2018 (ed., West Street Press) and 100 Figures: The Unseen Art of Quentin Blake (Tate Publishing).