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  • October 09, 2019
This Is Tate Modern’s First Curator Of Middle Eastern Art

Just last month, Tate Modern in London roped in its first full-time curator dedicated to the Middle East and North Africa, Nabila Abdel Nabi.  Of Egyptian-Canadian descent, she’s one of the three new curators at the museum with a special focus on African, Middle Eastern and South Asian art.


The news comes in the wake of the museum’s launch of the Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational, an initiative aimed towards diversifying its program and reaching global audiences. To Nabila’s curatorial credit are exhibitions at Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and The Third Line gallery in Dubai’s Alserkal Avenue.

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and renowned Al Quoz gallery, the Third Line among other equally impressive spaces across the globe, has the kind of unparalleled eye that has earned her a reputation for being a conscientious curator, known for investing herself in comprehensive research for each of her projects.

Nabila grew up in Cairo and Toronto and completed high school in Dubai, later returning to work at The Third Line. She has also worked as associate curator at Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto.

Images: @partnersinart.ca@tate

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