Omar Kholeif

Omar Kholeif is a writer, curator and editor. He is currently Curator at the Whitechapel Gallery, Senior Editor of Ibraaz Publishing and Senior Visiting Curator at HOME. Previously he was Senior Visiting Curator at Cornerhouse, headed up Art and Technology at SPACE, London (where he was director of The White Building, London’s centre for art and technology), and was Curator at FACT, Liverpool. Omar was also Artistic Director at the Arab British Centre, London and Founding Director of the UK’s Arab Film Festival. Omar’s work focuses on issues of narrative, geography and satire for a hyerbolic and accelerating global culture. His recent publications include You Are Here: Art After the Internet and Jeddah Childhood circa 1994. He has curated and co-curated major exhibitions nationally and internationally, including the Liverpool Biennial, the 2015 Abraaj Group Art Prize at Art Dubai, UAE, and Focus: Middle East, North Africa and the Mediterranean at the Armory Show, New York.

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