zakharif projects is a platform for contemporary visual practices in the Middle East and beyond, headed by Charlotte Bank.
Charlotte Bank (PhD in Arabic, University of Geneva;
MA in Near Eastern archaeology and art History, University of Heidelberg) is an
art historian and independent curator. From 2013 to 2016 she was a member of the Swiss National Fund research
project “Other Modernities: Patrimony and Practices of Visual
Expression Outside the West” at the University of Geneva.
In her curatorial work she focuses on modern and contemporary artistic
practice from the Middle East with a special emphasis on the independent
contemporary art scene since 2000 in its global context. She curates
exhibitions and video and film programs across Europe and the Middle East and publishes
regularly in both on- and offline journals.
In 2012 she established the
artistic project space Art-Lab Berlin im iPhonedoctor with the artist Salah
Saouli. The space is host to the project FORUM for new arab art, a
multidisciplinary project focusing on new developments in the art scene(s) of
the Arab world and diaspora.
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