Dorian Batycka (Germany)
(b. 1985, Hamilton) is an art critic and curator and frequent contributor to numerous publications including Hyperallergic, Selections, Frieze Blog and Nero. His work investigates intersectional issues spanning artistic practice, social research and geopolitics. As a curator, he has been involved in numerous international exhibitions and projects at venues such as: the Royal College of Art, London; Bait Muzna for Art Film, Oman and the Maldives Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale. Since October 2015 he has been employed as a curator at the Bait Muzna for Art Film (BMAF), which is a new institution located in Muscat, Oman. The mandate of the institution is to explore discursive developments in contemporary art and film, with a focus on the Arab world, by providing access to cinema production facilities and an exhibition venue for local Omani and regional film and image makers.