Thu, 21 May|
@HOME with ... PROF. SALWA MIKDADI
"Arab women pioneers in art" | Moderated by Amneh Ghanim
Date & Time
21 May 2020, 21:00 GTS
ABOUT THE EVENT
Prof. Salwa Mikdadi will lead a discussion on Arab Modern and Contemporary Women Pioneers in the Arts highlighting their innovative contributions to the field and how they continue to inspire artists today.
Salwa Mikdadi is Associate Professor Practice of Art History at NYU Abu Dhabi. Prior to joining NYUAD, Mikdadi was a lecturer in Art History at Paris‐Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, and held leading positions at Art and Culture institutions in the Arab World including Executive Director of the Art and Culture Program at the Emirates Foundation and Head of the Professional Development at Department of Culture and Tourism (Abu Dhabi 2009‐ 2013). In the US, Mikdadi was the founding director of the Cultural & Visual Arts Resource/ICWA (1988‐2006). She curated several exhibitions in the US and Arab countries, including the ground‐breaking Forces of Change (1994) and the first Palestinian Exhibition at the 53rd Venice Biennial (2009). Mikdadi contributed the text on the first upload of images of Arab art on the Internet. She is the author and co‐editor of several essays and publications. Mikdadi is a founding board member of the Association of Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab world, Iran and Turkey.
Amneh Ghanim is an economics graduate who is currently working on her masters dissertation in social and cultural anthropology for University College London (UCL). Her dissertation topic is on “The ideology of Contemporary Art Collectors and their Influences on Museums and Artistic Creation.” She is also a graduate of the Sotheby’s Art Business programme and has worked as a programme coordinator for the Louvre Abu Dhabi project from 2013 to 2017.