Laura Barlow is Curator at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar. Her work is focused on artists’ invention of new forms and visual languages in relation to global histories of socio-political change. Recently curated exhibitions at Mathaf include Hana Al Saadi: Proposal for Public Sculpture (2018); Mohammed Melehi: 1959- 1971(2017);Basim Magdy: It All Started With a Map and a Picture of Scattered Little Houses(2017); Hassan Sharif: Objects and Files (2016); and Saloua Raouda Choucair: The Meaning of One, The Meaning of the Multiple (2015); Wael Shawky: Crusades and Other Stories, (2015), as assistant curator; and Manal AlDowayan: Crash, (2014). At e-flux, New York, between 2010-2014, she organized exhibitions with Mariana Silva & Pedro Neves Marques, Khalil Rabah, Rossella Biscotti, and Hito Steyerl, and was managing editor of Art Agenda reviews from 2010-2012. She is a PhD candidate at the BauhausUniversität Weimar Institute of History and Theory of Architecture and Planning. She holds an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from CCS, Bard, USA, and a BA in History from Swansea University, Wales.
Highlights from the two-week intensive organized by The Museum of Modern Art with the Center for Curatorial Leadership This March, the 2018 MoMA International Curatorial Institute for Modern and Contemporary Art brought together 11 curators from institutions around the globe for a two-week leadership intensive in New York City. This fourth iteration ... Read More >