Delfina Foundation

Kristine Khouri

London: 04/01/12 — 02/02/12

Kristine Khouri is a researcher, writer and photographer based in Beirut, Lebanon.

Born and raised in Miami, she studied Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and Art History at the University in Chicago. She spent a year in Amman (2007-2008) on a Fulbright fellowship investigating visual art practice and production, specifically institutions and structures and identity production. In 2008, she moved to Beirut and worked as a researcher for Walid Raad on his project Scratching on Things You Could Disavow: A History of Modern and Contemporary Arab Art as well as with Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige on the Haigazian Rocket Society project. Her research has been focused on modern art history in the Arab world, co-founding with Rasha Salti, a long-term research project called The History of Arab Modernities in the Visual Arts whose mission is to investigate a realm of production, exhibition, critical engagement and consumption of modern art in the region that remains undocumented from the period of 1950s-1980s in the Middle East.