Research on the Arts Program - 2019
Founder and Director of Al-Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art and Gallery Anadiel. Previously, held the position of Director and Head Curator of the Palestinian Museum (2012–2015); Director of the Sharjah Art Foundation (2009–2011); Artistic Director of the Sharjah Biennial (2007–2011); Head Curator of the Sharjah Biennial (2004–2007); Founder and Artistic Director of The Jerusalem Show (2007–present), and Qalandiya International (2012-2014).
Exhibitions and projects include: Past Tense, Birzeit University Museum, and the Jerusalem Quarterly, Spring 2019 – Issue 77, Institute of Jerusalem Studies; at the Municipality of Ramallah and Mousa Afandi Center in Jerusalem, (2019); The Khalidi Library Jerusalem: Knowledge, Place and Time – Inaugural exhibition (2018); After Matson, Albright Institute, Jerusalem (2017); In the Presence of the Holy See, Bethlehem and Dheisheh Refugee Camp (2014); Nablus Soap performances (2010-12) at the Beirut Art Center; Abu Dhabi Art (with Tarek Atoui); ICA London; Hammer Museum – LA, MIT – Boston; MoMA – NY; The New Museum – NY; Rote Fabrik – Zurich; Darat Al Funun – Amman; Artspace – Sydney; the Adelaide Festival of Arts, Australia; Wall of Soap at the World Economic Forum, the Dead Sea Movenpick, Jordan (2004). Persekian is recipient of the Order of Culture, Science and Arts, Innovation level, from the State of Palestine (2016).
Persekian lives and works in Jerusalem.