Nat Muller |
Nat Muller is an independent curator and critic. Her main interests include: the intersections of aesthetics, media and politics; media art and contemporary art in and from the Middle East. She is a regular contributor to Springerin, MetropolisM. Her writing has been published amongst others in Bidoun, ArtAsiaPacific, Art Papers, Canvas, X-tra, The Majalla, Art Margins and Harper’s Bazaar Arabia. She has also written numerous catalogue and monographic essays on artists from the Middle East. With Alessandro Ludovico she edited theMag.net Reader2: Between Paper and Pixel (2007), and Mag.net Reader3: Processual Publishing, Actual Gestures (2009), based on a series of debates organized at Documenta XII. She has taught at universities and academies in The Netherlands and the Middle East, and has curated video and film screenings for projects and festivals internationally, including for Rotterdam's International Film Festival, Norwegian Short Film Festival and Video D.U.M.B.O. She is a board member of the IMPAKT Media Festival (Utrecht), and sits on the advisory board of Artterritories (Ramallah), the arts organization TENT (Rotterdam), and is a member of selection committee of the Mondriaan Fund (NL) and the Fund for Creative Industries and e-Culture (NL). Recent curated projects include Spectral Imprints for the Abraaj Group Art Prize in Dubai (2012), Adel Abidin’s solo exhibition I love to love… at Forum Box in Helsinki (2013), Memory Material at Akinci Gallery, Amsterdam (2014); Customs Made: Quotidian Practices & Everyday Rituals at Maraya Art Centre in Sharjah (2014); This is the Time. This is the Record of the Time at Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam & American University of Beirut Gallery (2014/15). Nat is editorial correspondent for Ibraaz, a member of the editorial board of Broadsheet Magazine, Australia, and most recently was a speaker on BBC World's award-winning program The Doha Debates. In 2015 she curated Sadik Kwaish Alfraji’s acclaimed solo show Driven by Storms (Ali's Boat) at Ayyam Gallery in Dubai and she edited his first monograph, published by Schilt Publishing. She is Associate Curator for the Delfina Foundation’s 2nd Politics of Food Program in London on the themes of Sex, Diet and Disaster.