Groundings #4 – Dr Omar Kholeif
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REFLECTING ON REFLECTIONS; SPECULATING ON SPECULATING, ALL AT ONCE—
Dr. Omar Kholeif is an author and artist; curator and historian whose work considers the impact of culture at the nexus of emerging technology and social justice. Kholeif is considered one of the leading authorities on art and digital culture—as an author; educator and exhibition maker. Their more than two-dozen books include, Goodbye, World! Looking at Art in the Digital Age (Sternberg Press 2018) and Art in the Age of Anxiety (SAF/Mörel/MIT 2021). They currently serve as Director of Collections and Senior Curator at Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE. They are a co-founder of the ethical design collaborative the Center of Cultural Confusion and the agency www.artpost21.com.
An initiative by Occasional Groundwork – an alliance of EVA International (Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art), GIBCA (Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Sweden), and LIAF (Lofoten International Art Festival, Norway) – Groundings is an ongoing series of co-commissioned texts that explore themes relevant to the contemporary art biennial and the shift in conditions imposed by the ongoing pandemic. Dr Omar Kholeif’s REFLECTING ON REFLECTIONS; SPECULATING ON SPECULATING, ALL AT ONCE— is the fourth text in the Groundings series.