Wassan Al-Khudhairi Named Curator at the Birmingham Museum

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Wassan Al-Khudhairi has been named curator of modern and contemporary art at the Birmingham Museum of Art. The Atlanta resident will assume her new post on May 5.

Georgia Museum of Art: Neo-Abstraction on view through December 5

Al-Khudhairi received her BA in art history from Georgia State University and an MA in Islamic Art and Archaeology at the University of London. She served as co-artistic director of the 2012 Gwangju Biennale and for two years prior to that was the founding director of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Qatar, where she began working as chief curator in 2007. Among the exhibitions she curated there are “Sajjil: A Century of Modern Art” and “Cai Guo-Qiang: Saraab.”

In 2011, she completed the Museum Leadership Institute program at the Getty Leadership Institute, and she recently participated in the Independent Curators International Curatorial Intensive in New York.

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