Reem Shadid is a cultural organizer, researcher, and curator. Her show for Radio Alhara, Listening with Reem Shadid constitutes monthly listening sessions with artists, researchers, and curators working at the intersection of sonic, visual, and literary productions. She is also a contributing editor at Infrasonica, a digital platform of non-western cultures. Previously she was the Deputy Director of Sharjah Art Foundation, where she served in various capacities, focusing mainly on organizing, managing, and producing the Sharjah Biennial between 2006-2020.
Shadid’s research is focused on the intersection of socio-economic forms, and the imaginary and emancipatory possibilities of artistic practice. Among her recent curatorial projects are Speculative Imaginaries, PROYECTOR, Madrid (2020), New Affinities, B7L9-art station, Tunis (2019), Debt, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre, Ramallah (2018), March Meeting: Active Forms, SAF (2018) and the March Project, SAF (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019). She has also published writings with Sharjah Art Foundation; Perpetual Postponement; Mousse Magazine; Institut du Monde Arabe; and Versapolis Review. Shadid also participated in several public programmes most notably; Bye-Bye Biennial? Large-scale exhibitions in the post-pandemic world, Frieze Magazine; The Ether and Radio Alhara, Basis for Active Knowledge (BAK); In 20/20, the Architecture Association, London; Understanding Asia: Understanding Art and Culture, Asia Pacific Triennial, Brisbane; Africa Art Book Fair, La Colonie, Paris; and Collecting Territories, Studio-X Amman – Columbia GSAAP, Amman.
She is currently in residence at Ashkal Alwan, Beirut.