Tarek Abou El Fetouh is an independent curator. Abou El Fetouh's curatorial projects include Durub Al Tawaya, the annual performance in Abu Dhabi (2013–2017); Captive of Love, Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing (2017); The Time is Out of Joint, Sharjah Art Foundation and Asian Culture Complex, Gwangju (2016); Lest the Two Seas Meet, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (2015);Home Works 6, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut (2013); Sharjah Biennial 9 (2009); Roaming Inner Landscapes, Alexandria (2004); Windows (a multidisciplinary festival of contemporary arts), Minya and Cairo (2004); DisORIENTation, House of World Cultures, Berlin (2003) and It’s Happening in the Garage, Jesuits Cultural Center, Alexandria.
He was a member of the curatorial committee of the Amman International Festival (1997- 2001).
He initiated the Meeting Points Festival of Contemporary Arts in 2001 and curated the first four editions (MP 1–4), which took place in several cities in the Arab world. He served as the artistic director of MP5 with curator Frie Leysen (2007/8), MP6 with curator Okwui Enwezor (2011/12) and MP7 (2013/14) with the Zagreb-based collective WHW.
Abou El Fetouh was born in Cairo and currently lives and works in Brussels.