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Curators Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath

Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, curators of the 2019 National Pavilion UAE, are Founders of the multidisciplinary curatorial platform Art Reoriented in Munich and New York, Chairmen of the Montblanc Cultural Foundation in Hamburg, and Affiliate Curators at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin. Bardaouil and Fellrath have jointly curated numerous critically acclaimed exhibitions at renowned museums and institutions worldwide, and have held teaching positions at universities including the London School of Economics and New York University. They are award-winning authors with contributions to academic journals, books, newspapers and art magazines.

Over the past decade, Bardaouil and Fellrath have curated exhibitions including Art et Liberté: Rupture, War, and Surrealism in Egypt (1938 – 1948), When Process Becomes Form: Dansaekhwa and Korean Abstraction, Staging Film, Tea with Nefertiti and Mona Hatoum: Turbulence, as well as the Lebanese Pavilion for the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013. Their exhibitions have been shown in leading global cultural institutions such as Centre Pompidou in Paris, Reina Sofia in Madrid, IVAM in Valencia, Kunstsammlung K20 in Düsseldorf, the Gwangju and Busan Museums of Art in South Korea, the Tate Liverpool, and the Moderna Museet in Stockholm.

Their most recent exhibition Ways of Seeing, which brought together 41 works by 26 artists and collectives, was on display at NYUAD Art Gallery in Abu Dhabi until 17 November 2018. It was previously displayed at ARTER – space for art in Istanbul and the Boghossian Foundation – Villa Empain in Brussels.

© Photo: Courtesy of the National Pavilion UAE - La Biennale di Venezia

Pavilion of the UAE 2019

58th International Art Exhibition. Artist: Nujoom Alghanem. Curators: Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath. Venue: Arsenale, Sale d'Armi. 11 May - 24 Nov. 2019.

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