Visual Arts - 2023
Reem Shadid is a curator, researcher, and cultural organizer who works on the emancipatory possibilities within artistic practice, exploring the ways it intersects with ecological, political, and socio-economic forms. Currently, she is the director of Beirut Art Center in Lebanon and is a co-curator for the 2023 edition of the Taipei Biennial and the second edition of New Visions (2023), the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter triennial for photography and New Media. She is also a contributing editor with Infrasonica, a digital platform of non-Western cultures for experimental sound and visual art practices, and is the producer and host of Radio Alhara’s show Listening with Reem Shadid, which presents listening sessions with artists and practitioners working at the intersection of sonic, visual and literary productions. Most recently, she directed the BB12 Curators Workshop at the 2022 Berlin Biennale and was the producer and host of Aridity Lines, a podcast commissioned by TBA21 Academy and focused on local ecological knowledges and climate change in the southeastern Mediterranean region. Previously she was the deputy director of the Sharjah Art Foundation, where she served in various capacities between 2006 – 2020. She was a resident curator at Ashkal Alwan from April to October 2021.