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Curators - biographies

Suzanne Cotter

Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Curator, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Project. Cotter has held curatorial positions at the Whitechapel Gallery and Hayward Gallery, London and was Senior Curator and Deputy Director of Modern Art Oxford (2002-2009). She has written for and edited of numerous catalogues and artist monographs, including a forthcoming book on the choreographer Michael Clark, in addition to contributing to art publications including Frieze, Parkett and Artforum. A Jury member for the Turner Prize 2008, she was recipient of the Chevalier de l’Ordre dans les Arts et des Lettres from the French Ministry of Culture and Communication in 2005.

Rasha Salti

Independent curator and freelance writer, working and living in Beirut. She has collaborated on a book entitled Beirut Bereft, The Architecture of the Forsaken and Map of the Derelict and has co-edited the publication I Would Have Smiled; A Tribute to Myrtle Winter Chaumeny. She was artistic director for the New York based biennial film festival CinemaEast (2005-7) and curated a season of Syrian cinema in 2006. Salti is also creative director of the New York based non-profit ArteEast.

Haig Aivazian

Artist, curator and writer based in Chicago. He has a BFA from Concordia University in Design and Studio Art, and is in the process of acquiring an MFA in Art Theory and Practice from Northwestern University. Aivazian's work has been investigating the intersections between the migration of peoples, the circulation of consumer goods and the propagation of ideologies. Aivazian has been involved in a number of curatorial initiatives such as Roads Were Open / Roads Were Closed, and has written for a number of publications including Bidoun, the Arab Journal and AdBusters.


(Press information, Sharjah Biennial)

10th Sharjah Biennial:
Plot for a Biennial
16 March - 16 May 2011


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