ANN: Rachel Dedman joins the V&A as Jameel Curator of Contemporary Art from the Middle East

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Rachel Dedman joins the V&A as Jameel Curator of Contemporary Art from the Middle East.

 

Rachel Dedman is a curator, writer, and art historian, returning to London after six years in Beirut. Rachel’s recent projects include At the still point of the turning world, there is the dance, for Ashkal Alwan’s Home Works Forum at Sursock Museum, Lebanon, 2019; Shorthand: Nadim Karam, notes from the archive, A.MUSE.UM, Lebanon, 2019; Labour of Love: New Approaches to Palestinian Embroidery, Palestinian Museum, West Bank, 2018; and Midad: The Public and Intimate Lives of Arabic Calligraphy, Dar el-Nimer, Lebanon, 2017.

 

Alongside her new role as Jameel Curator at the V&A, Rachel is currently curating exhibitions for Kettle’s Yard (Cambridge), the Whitworth Gallery (Manchester), and for Brent: London Borough of Culture, 2020. Rachel is co-founder and editor of polycephaly.net, and one third of Radio Earth Hold, a collective supported by the Serpentine Galleries, London, commissioning radio broadcasts from artists. She has published extensively in contemporary arts contexts, and is currently a Forum Fellow at Art Dubai. Rachel holds a First-class degree in the history of art from St John’s College, Oxford, and was the Von Clemm Postgraduate Scholar at Harvard University, 2012-13.