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Sarah Rifky

is a writer and curator based in Cairo where she co-founded the art space Beirut whose programme reflects upon the production, establishment and conception of institutions as a curatorial and political act. Rifky initiated CIRCA (Cairo International Resource Center for Art) and, from 2009 to 2011, she was curator at Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art in Cairo. Furthermore, Rifky worked as Curatorial Agent of ddocumenta 13 in Kassel, Germany and in 2010 taught as Adjunct Professor of Art History and Theory at the American University in Cairo. Together with Wael Shawky she has co-managed MASS Alexandria, an independent study programme, for young artists in Egypt.
Other texts by Sarah Rifky for DIAPHANES
  • German
  • 2013
    Zeitgenössische Künstler aus der Arabischen Welt: Positionen 7 (Mitherausgeberin), Göttingen, Steidl
  • English
  • 2011
    The Going Insurrection, Ostfildern, Hatje Cantz
  • 2009
    Damascus: Tourists, Artists and Secret Agents (Mitherausgeberin), Berlin, The Green Box
  • capitalism
  • urbanism
  • identity
  • migration
  • subjectification
  • gender
  • contemporary art
  • digital culture
  • queer theory
  • politics