Waqas Wajahat focuses on legacy projects and the placement of works by artists and their estates including Milton Avery, Herbert Ferber, Neil Jenney, Richard Pousette-Dart, Sean Scully, Donald Sultan and William Turnbull. Recognizing the changing requirements of artists’ legacies and the ambitions of their foundations, he was pivotal in initiating, developing, and sustaining the relationship between the Estate of David Smith and Hauser & Wirth as well as the Milton Avery Trust and Victoria Miro.
After establishing several prominent private and public art collections, Waqas Wajahat continues to organize, produce, and support exhibitions at various public institutions including the Menil Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, North Carolina Museum of Art, and the Royal Academy in London.
Waqas Wajahat is committed to supporting non-profit art institutions, in particular the Barnes Foundation, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. He is a trustee at The Drawing Center in New York and serves on advisory committees at the Lowe Art Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. His personal focus in collecting remains within post-war and contemporary art along with a strong commitment to 17th and 18th century Indian and Mughal painting.