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Sarah Rifky

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November 14, 2019

Curator and writer Sarah Rifky talks about her experience founding and running small-scale arts organizations such as Beirut in Cairo and MASS Alexandria in Alexandria within the context of her research and curatorial practice.

Presented by CCA’s Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice.

Curatorial Research Bureau

Sarah Rifky

Sarah Rifky is co-founder of Beirut, an art initiative in Cairo, and founder of CIRCA (Cairo International Resource Center for Art). She has served as artistic director of ArteEast in New York (2017–18), co-curator of Jogjakarta Biennale XII (2013), curator of Townhouse (2009–11), and curatorial Agent for dOCUMENTA(13) (2012). She is co-editor of Thresholds 47: Repeat, Positionen: Zeitgenössische Künstler aus der Arabischen Welt and Damascus: Artists, Tourists and Secret Agents. She is author of The Going Insurrection (2012). Rifky is a Ph.D. candidate in History, Theory and Criticism and the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT.

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