Maymanah Farhat is an independent curator and writer. Her art historical research and curatorial work focus on underrepresented artists and forgotten art scenes. 

Since 2005, she has written widely on twentieth and twenty-first century art, contributing essays and chapters to edited volumes, artist monographs, and museum and gallery catalogs. She has been invited to write for such publications as Art JournalJournal of Middle East Women’s StudiesCallalooA Journal of African Diaspora Arts and LettersVogue ArabiaHarper’s Bazaar ArabiaArt + Auction, and Apollo. She has presented her research at New York University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard Law School, the University of Amsterdam, Johns Hopkins University, and Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice, Italy, among other institutions.

Farhat has curated exhibitions throughout the U.S. and abroad, notably at the San Francisco Center for the Book, the Center for Book Arts in Manhattan, Minnesota Museum of American Art, Arab American National Museum, Virginia Commonwealth University Gallery in Doha, Qatar, Art Dubai, and Beirut Exhibition Center.

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