Rachel Dedman

Rachel Dedman is a curator, writer, and art historian based between Lebanon and London. As an independent curator, recent projects include exhibitions for Ashkal Alwan’s Home Works 8, Sursock Museum, and Beirut Art Center (all Beirut, Lebanon); Kiln Theatre (London, UK); the Transart Triennial (Berlin, Germany); apexart (New York, USA); and the Palestinian Museum (West Bank, Palestine).

In 2019, Rachel joined the V&A, London, as Jameel Curator of Contemporary Art from the Middle East. She is also curating exhibitions for Kettle’s Yard (Cambridge, UK), and the Whitworth Gallery (Manchester, UK) in 2020. Rachel is co-founder and editor of, and one third of Radio Earth Hold, a research collective commissioning radio broadcasts from artists. She is published extensively in contemporary arts contexts, and is currently a Forum Fellow at Art Dubai. Rachel studied history of art at St John’s College, Oxford, and Harvard University, specialising in art from the Middle East.

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Curatorial Intensive in Moscow

This August, ICI, in collaboration with Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, produces the Curatorial Intensive: Developing Infrastructures for Art in Moscow, Russia.

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Curatorial Intensive Symposium: Moscow

Join ICI’s Curatorial Intensive participants in Moscow on Saturday, August 9 for a daylong public symposium where they will present the exhibition proposals that they have developed over the course of the program.

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