Overview

Speakers

MM 2021 speakers and participants include Tarek Abou El Fetouh (curator); Mona Al Khaja (artist); Hisham Al Madhloum (Chairman, Sharjah Arts Collection); Noora Al Mualla (Director of Learning and Research, Sharjah Art Foundation); Hoor Al Qasimi (President and Director, Sharjah Art Foundation); John Akomfrah (artist, filmmaker); Yousif Aydabi (Cultural Advisor, Sheikh Dr Sultan Al Qasimi Centre); Sammy Baloji (visual artist and Co-founder of the Lubumbashi Biennale); Ute Meta Bauer (Founding Director, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore and Professor, School of Art, Design and Media, NTU); Zarina Bhimji (artist); Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev (Director, Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art - Cerruti Collection); Lucrezia Cippitelli (scholar, curator); Iftikhar Dadi (Associate Professor, History of Art and Director, South Asia Program, Cornell University); Catherine David (Deputy Director, National Museum of Modern Art, Centre Pompidou); Omar Dewachi (Associate Professor of Anthropology, Rutgers University); Manthia Diawara (Professor, NYU, and filmmaker); Bongiwe Dhlomo–Mautloa (artist, curator); Anita Dube (artist, curator); Ehab Ellaban (Director, Center of Arts, Cairo); Reem Fadda (Director, Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation); Coco Fusco (artist, writer and Professor, Cooper Union School of Art); Elizabeth Giorgis (Associate Professor, University of Addis Ababa); Thembinkosi Goniwe (Assistant Professor of Art History, Rhodes University); Hou Hanru (Artistic Director, MAXXI); Yuko Hasegawa (Artistic director, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo and Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts); Salah M. Hassan (Director, The Africa Institute, Sharjah and Goldwin Smith Professor, Cornell University); Ryan Inouye (Senior Curator, Sharjah Art Foundation); Eungie Joo (Curator of Contemporary Art, San Francisco Museum of Art); Geeta Kapur (art critic, curator); Mohammed Kazem (artist); Omar Kholeif (Director of Collections and Senior Curator, Sharjah Art Foundation); Adrian Lahoud (Dean, School of Architecture, Royal College of Art, London, Co-chair, Rights of Future Generations Working Group and curator, first Sharjah Architecture Triennial); Peter Lewis (curator); Arshiya Lokhandwala (art historian, curator and Founder, Lakeeren Art Gallery); Margarita Gonzalez Lorente (Vice Director, 13th edition of Havana Biennial and Curator, International Contemporary Art, National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana); Amina Menia (artist); Gabi Ngcobo (curator, educator); Otobong Nkanga (artist); Chika Okeke-Agulu (Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Art & Archaeology, Princeton University); Jack Persekian (Director, Al Ma'mal Foundation); Qudsia Rahim (Executive Director, Lahore Biennale Foundation and Director, Lahore Biennale); Uzma Z. Rizvi (Associate Professor of Anthropology and Urban Studies); Enrique Rivera (Director, Biennial of Media Arts of Santiago); Alex Dika Saggerman (Assistant Professor, Rutgers University) Nada Shabout (Professor, Art History and Coordinator, Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Initiative, University of North Texas); Sadia Shirazi (Cornell University and Whitney Independent Study Program); Suha Shoman (Founder and Chair, Darat Al Funun, The Khalid Shoman Foundation); Aisha Stoby (curator, researcher); Alia Swastika (curator); Rayyane Tabet (artist); John Tain (Head of Research, Asia Art Archive); Ming Tiampo (Professor, Art History, Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture, Carleton University and Co-Director, Centre for Transnational Cultural Analysis); Christine Tohmé (Founding Director, Ashkal Alwan); Françoise Vergès (author, public educator, decolonial feminist); Andrea Wallace (Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Exeter); Octavio Zaya (Executive Director, Cuban Art Foundation); and Tirdad Zolghadr (Associate Curator, KW Institute for Contemporary Art and Artistic Director, Sommerakademie Paul Klee).

Overview

David, Catherine

David, Catherine

Art Historian, Curator

Catherine David is deputy director of the Musée national d’Art moderne (MNAM) and head of the Research and Globalisation department at the Centre Georges Pompidou.

Dewachi, Omar

Dewachi, Omar

Speaker

Omar Dewachi is Associate Professor of Medical Anthropology at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA. His work examines the social, medical and environmental impact of decades of war and violence in Iraq and the wider region.

Dhlomo-Mautloa, Bongiwe

Dhlomo-Mautloa, Bongiwe

Artist, Curator

Bongiwe Dhlomo-Mautloa is a creative director, independent arts consultant, curator and artist who grounds her art in the socialist-realist and the political.

Diawara, Manthia

Diawara, Manthia

Writer, Filmmaker

Manthia Diawara is a writer, filmmaker, cultural theorist and art historian.

Dika Seggerman, Alex

Dika Seggerman, Alex

Art Professional

Alex Dika Seggerman investigates the intersection of Islam and modernism in art history, including archival research on modern Middle Eastern art movements.

Contemporary artist and art historian Anita Dube’s practice is primarily based in sculpture but also includes photography, video, installation and performance.

Ellaban, Ehab

Ellaban, Ehab

Curator, Artist

Ehab Ellaban is a curator, cultural operator and sculptor whose creative practice includes contemporary sculpture often conceptualised for public open space commissions.

Enrique Rivera Gallardo

Enrique Rivera Gallardo

Curator, Researcher

In his work as Director of the Media Art Biennale, Santiago, Enrique Rivera Gallardo develops research for audiovisual installations.

Fadda, Reem

Fadda, Reem

Curator, Art Professional

Curator and art historian Reem Fadda has organised many international exhibitions and biennials, especially those pertaining to art and geopolitics in the Middle East.

Goniwe, Thembinkosi

Goniwe, Thembinkosi

Curator, Art Historian, Writer

Thembinkosi Goniwe is an art historian, curator and writer whose work explores contemporary African visual arts.

Gonzalez Lorente, Margarita

Gonzalez Lorente, Margarita

Curator

Margarita Gonzalez Lorente is the Curator of International Contemporary Art at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana.

Hanru, Hou

Hanru, Hou

Curator, Writer

A prolific writer and curator, Hou Hanru is currently the Artistic Director of MAXXI (National Museum of 21st Century Arts), Rome.

Hassan, Salah M.

Hassan, Salah M.

Art historian, Art Critic, Curator

Salah M. Hassan is an art historian, critic and curator whose work focuses on African and African Diaspora art history and visual cultures as well as the black intellectual tradition.

Inouye, Ryan

Inouye, Ryan

Ryan Inouye is associate curator of Sharjah Biennial 12.

Iqbal, Samina

Iqbal, Samina

Artist

Samina Iqbal’s research focuses on the study of modern art in Pakistan in the first decade of its establishment through an artist collective called Lahore Art Circle.

Johnson, Sarah

Johnson, Sarah

Curator

Sarah Johnson is a curator whose research centres on modern and contemporary art from the Middle East, with a particular emphasis on Iraq.

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