👋🏽 Please allow me to introduce you to Punk Orientalism’s 2020-21 curatorial fellows Rotana Shaker, Olakiitan Adeola & Muheb Esmat. Working on exhibitions, public programs, publishing & technological projects these dynamic next generation early curators provide invaluable research & ideation for our work spanning the US, Central Asia, Middle East, & Europe, & are undertaking a rigorous globally minded curatorial training.
✨Rotana Shaker (@rotanashaker.jpg
) received her BS in Psychology and Art History from Tufts University & her MA in Modern & Contemporary Art from Columbia University. She was the MODA 2020 Curatorial Fellow at the Wallach Art Gallery where she curated the exhibition “A Bottomless Silence,” featuring the works of Jumana Manna, Walid Raad, & Nadia Kaabi Linke.
✨ Olakiitan Adeola (@uniiversesho
) is a writer & curator working between Lagos & New York. Adeola holds a B.sc in Microbiology with a focus in virology; & is a second year fellow at the M.A Curatorial Practice, School of Visual Arts. They have worked independently & with organizations on both group & solo shows in Lagos & New York. Their praxis & current research is invested in poetics, technopolitics for marginal cybercultures, & queerer, decolonial knowledge for emerging biofutures. Qra33, founded in 2018, is their transversal studiolab designing projects & spaces of critical nuance & play.
✨Muheb Esmat (@muhebistan
) is a curator & artist from Kabul, Afghanistan. He holds a Master’s degree from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. His research & work span across modern & contemporary art, visual culture, & Internet culture in Afghanistan. Muheb’s fellowship is generously supported by the Asian Cultural Council.
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