curatorial residency: June 2019

Rachel Dedman (UK/Lebanon)

Rachel Dedman

British curator and writer, based in Beirut since 2013. She studied art history at Oxford and Harvard, and writes, speaks and teaches across the Middle East and Europe. Her exhibition-making practice is characterised by a commitment to challenging reductive regionalisms, and addressing local political conditions. Alongside research-driven work, Rachel is invested in the building of communal structures and collective projectssuch as Mansion, Beirut, a public site and set of studio spaces, and the commissioning platform polycephaly.net, which she co-founded. Her recent curatorial work includes projects for Ashkal Alwan (Beirut), Kettles Yard (Cambridge), the Tricycle Theatre (London), the Jerusalem Show IX (Jerusalem), and the Palestinian Museum (Ramallah). As one third of Earth Hold, Rachel is currently exploring the political history and planetary potential of radio and the broadcast. 

As part of ReDirecting: East Designing Futures curatorial residencies, Rachel Dedman took part in the East EuropeanNorth AfricanMiddle East Forum on 9 June 2019 at Biennale Warszawa.

This residency is realised as part of a long-term project Re-Directing: East organised by the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, this year in collaboration with Biennale Warszawa.
This residency is financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland and the City of Warsaw.