Reem Shadid is an interdependent curator and researcher who works on the emancipatory possibilities within artistic practice, exploring the ways it intersects with socio-economic forms. Previously, she was the Deputy Director of Sharjah Art Foundation, where she served in various capacities between 2006 – 2020. She was instrumental in developing and managing the foundations’ team, operations and public and curatorial programmes which included Sharjah Biennial, March Meeting, exhibitions, publications, film, music, education and community outreach programmes.
Among her recent curatorial projects are Speculative Imaginaries, PROYECTOR, Madrid (2020), New Affinities, B7L9-art station, Tunis (2019), Debt, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre, Ramallah (2018), Active Forms, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah (2018) and March Project, Sharjah Art Foundation (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019).
Reem holds an MA in History of Art from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, where her research explored the role of art and literature in forging emancipatory historical and contemporary narratives in post liberation Algeria.