Rasha Salti is an independent Curator and freelance Writer, working and living between New York and Beirut. After receiving a BA in Fine Arts from Georgetown University, she earned a graduate degree in Liberal Studies from the New School for Social Research in New York (2000). Her involvement with art and cultural practice began at the Theatre de Beyrouth, an independent cultural space that was a marker for the city’s post-war cultural landscape.

On moving to New York she began collaborating with ArtEast, a pioneering non-profit arts organization, and in 2005 she was appointed director of CinemaEast Film Festival, a biennial of recent films from the Middle East, North Africa and their diasporas.

In 2006 she curated a retrospective of Syrian cinema at the Lincoln Center and edited and translated Insights into Syrian Cinema: Essays and Conversations with Filmmakers (Rattapallax Press, 2006). She writes about artistic practice in the Arab World, film and general social and political commentary. Her work has been published widely in international newspapers, magazines and journals as well as catalogs logs for arts festivals and events. In 2005 she earned the Phillip Shehadi award for new writing on the Middle East.

This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 9