The UAE announces a long-term hospitality agreement reached with la Biennale di Venezia for a “Permanent Pavilion” in the Arsenale – Sale d’Armi.

The exhibition is being held from
1 June – 24 November, 2013.


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Curator — Reem Fadda

Reem Fadda is currently Associate Curator, Middle Eastern Art, Abu Dhabi Project, Solomon R. Guggenheim. She is based at the Guggenheim headquarters in New York City.

Between 2005-07, Fadda was Director of the Palestinian Association for Contemporary Art (PACA) and worked as Academic Director to the International Academy of Art – Palestine, which she helped found in 2006. She co-curated and had been involved in many projects such as: “Liminal Spaces”, a 4 year long artistic & political project, consisting of conferences, tours, art residencies and exhibitions in Palestine, Israel & Germany; “Ramallah Syndrome”, part of the Palestine c/o Venice exhibition at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009; “Tarjama/Translation” which was an ArteEast program, showcasing 30 artists from the Middle East and Central Asia at the Queens Museum & Herbert E. Johnson Museum; and the “3rd RIWAQ Biennale”, which she curated alongside Charles Esche in Ramallah.

She is a member of the general assembly of both the International Academy of Art, and the Kamandjati Association, the selection jury of the Young Arab Theatre Fund and the steering committee of Decolonizing Architecture. Fadda was granted a Fulbright scholarship to pursue her PhD at the History of Art and Visual Studies Department at Cornell University, where she is currently a candidate.

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