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 and Director, Fondazione Francesco Federico Cerruti); 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); 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); 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); Vasif Kortun (curator); 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); 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); Octavio Zaya (Executive Director, Cuban Art Foundation); and Tirdad Zolghadr (Associate Curator, KW Institute for Contemporary Art and Artistic Director, Sommerakademie Paul Klee).

Overview

Bauer, Ute Meta

Bauer, Ute Meta

Curator

Ute Meta Bauer is a curator of exhibitions and presentations on contemporary art, film, video and sound that connect artistic work with other disciplines.

Christov-Bakargiev, Carolyn

Christov-Bakargiev, Carolyn

Curator, Researcher

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev is a curator who researches artistic practices, the histories of art, and the politics of aesthetics and multispecies co-evolution.

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.

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.

Reem Fadda is a curator and art historian.

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.

Kapur, Geeta

Kapur, Geeta

Curator, Writer

Geeta Kapur’s work engages with issues related to national and postcolonial paradigms, heterodox modernisms, critical contemporaneity and the curatorial positioning of artworks.

Kholeif, Omar

Kholeif, Omar

Writer, Curator, Historian

Omar Kholeif, FRSA, is a writer, curator and cultural historian who has curated more than 100 exhibitions, special projects and commissions globally.

Vasif Kortun is a curator, writer and teacher whose curatorial practice centres on contemporary visual art, its institutions and spatial practices.

Lewis, Peter

Lewis, Peter

Artist, Curator

Artist and curator Peter Lewis focuses on researching the work of non-Western artists and leads interdisciplinary courses in art, design, architecture and moving image.

Okeke-Agulu, Chika

Okeke-Agulu, Chika

Art Historian, Curator

Chika Okeke-Agulu specialises in indigenous, modern and contemporary African and African Disapora art history and theory.

Swastika, Alia

Swastika, Alia

Curator, Writer

Curator and writer Alia Swastika is the director of the Jogja Biennale Foundation in Yogyakarta.

Ming Tiampo is a curator, researcher and writer whose work engages with transcultural models and histories that provide new structures for understanding and reconfiguring the global norms.

Vergés, Françoise

Vergés, Françoise

Professor, Goldsmiths, University of London, France

Françoise Vergès is currently Consulting Professor at the Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK, Research Associate at Le Collège d’études mondiales, Paris, France, and President of Le Comité pour la mémoire et l’histoire de l’esclavage (France).

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