Reem Khattab

Research/Training/Regional Events - 2014
Activist and cultural manager. Reem completed her education in French Literature at the Damascus University and specialized in literary studies as part of her higher education. She was the treasurer of the French Cultural Center in Damascus between 1998 and 2007, afterwhich she became program designer for the French Cultural Center. She organized several cultural and artistic events in the fields of visual arts, performance arts and living arts. When the French Cultural Center of Damascus closed in June 2011, she relocated her work to the French Embassy’s cultural attaché until the latter also closed in March 2012. She then moved to Beirut and worked with a collective of Syrian and Lebanese artists preparing a theatrical performance by young Syrian playright Abdullah Al-Kafri called “Mrs. Ghada’s Threshold of Pain”. Most recently, she has joined in the French Embassy in Beirut,March 2013, working in the writer’s support office dedicated to publication and translation projects and collaborations, most notable of which is the Francophone Bookfair. She is also the administrative director of Koon Dance Company since the latters inception in 2002.