Curatorial Collective Course 2021

Feb 21. 2021 - Apr 04. 2021


Feb 21. 2021 -Apr 04. 2021

An online six-week intensive course tailored to young Arab curators exploring a curatorial career in the GCC region.

The course is a six-week online intensive program tailored to young Arab curators exploring a curatorial career in the GCC region. Five young curators will be selected to participate in sessions designed and led by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath. The program will examine a wide range of approaches to curation by focusing on both theory and practice. The lectures are designed to give context to curating in alignment with a regional perspective. This course will provide participants with a valuable opportunity to gain constructive feedback on their exhibition proposal via a one-to-one critique session, alongside weekly group lectures by practicing professionals in curation.



It is our pleasure to announce Zain Al Saie as the chosen curator from the course. Her exhibition will be realized this September.

Useful Information

The Curatorial Collective Course will take a detailed look into the fundamental steps of constructing an exhibition. Practical emphasis will be given to exploring the various career paths of a curator from an institutional to a non-institutional model. The six-week course is divided into two parts, theoretical and practical.


  • One-hour lectures given by practicing professionals
  • Reading and writing assignments
  • One-to-one critiques


  • Research
  • Steps of an exhibition
  • Exhibition design
  • Budgeting
  • Full essay proposals

Please note that the program will be conducted in English.