Contributor Bios

Laura Barlow

Laura Barlow is Curator at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar, where she curates major exhibitions on artists from the collection, experimental Project Space shows, and public talks. Recent exhibitions include Hassan Sharif: Objects and Files, 2016; Saloua Raouda Choucair: The Meaning of One, The Meaning of the Multiple, 2015; Wael Shawky: Crusades and Other Stories, 2015, as assistant curator; and Manal AlDowayan: Crash, 2014. Her work is focused on artists’ invention of new forms and visual languages in relation to modern and contemporary life across continents. This looks at the circulation of ideas and forms within art movements and global histories, to pose new associations on art production and socio-political change. At e-flux, New York between 2010-2014, she organized exhibitions with Mariana Silva & Pedro Neves Marques, Khalil Rabah, Rossella Biscotti, and Hito Steyerl, and was managing editor of Art Agenda reviews from 2010-2012. Her writing appears in international art publications including ArteEast, Modern Painters, Paletten, and MAP.