Hamja Ahsan is an artist, writer, activist and curator based in London, UK and Maastricht, Netherlands. He is the author of the book Shy Radicals: Antisystemic Politics of the Militant Introvert, now adapted into a film. He was awarded the Grand Prize at Ljubljana Biennial 2019. He is co-curator of the DIY Cultures festival of creative activism, zines and independent publishing since 2013. He was shortlisted for the Liberty human rights award for Free Talha Ahsan campaign on extradition under the War on Terror. He is on the editorial board of the Radical Mental Health magazine Asylum.