Yasmina Reggad is an independent curator, writer and researcher based in London who works between London, Algiers and Athens. She holds an MA in Middle Ages History from the Sorbonne University and is presently Programme Curator at aria (artist residency in algiers). Reggad’s research focuses on the politics of futurity, alternative models of art education, and explores performative methodologies inspired by dance and performance notations. Her recent curatorial projects include ‘The Unbearable Likeness’ by Abdelkader Benchamma at Isabelle van den Eynde gallery, Dubai, 'We Can’t Be There. Emergency Provisions for (Un)Anticipated Futures', a 6-month series of public events which took place at Goldsmiths University, Tate Modern, the Institute of Contemporary Arts and Delfina Foundation, UK; a series of evenings of performances at Delfina Foundation, UK; 'Puppetmaster' by Adrian Lee at DJART Biennal, Algeria; 'Djazaïr' (with Ali MacGilp) at John Jones Art Art, UK; 'Intervening Space: From the Intimate to the World' at The Mosaic Rooms, UK; 'Sketches of Algiers 1' by Amina Menia at 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, UK. She is currently working on editing artist Zoulikha Bouabdellah’s monograph to be published in collaboration with Isabelle van den Eynde gallery in 2016.
Reggad publishes essays and articles on contemporary art, takes part in several juries, and is regularly called upon to participate in panel discussions and talks for institutions such as the ICA, Turner Contemporary, Iniva, Goldsmiths University, Cornerhouse in the UK, Sharjah Art Foundation in the UAE, Villa Arson in France or Casa Tomada in Brazil. She was in-residence at HICP-Helsinki International Curatorial Programme in August 2015 and Art Dubai's Forum Fellow Curator in 2014.