Graduate Student Talk: Sarah Rifky

March 24, 2016
Event Types
Talk / Lecture
A screen is split into quarters with one headshot of each person in their respective corners.

Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, The Rumor of the World, 2014 Video installation, thirteen screens, speakers, thirty seven HD films; variable lengths.Courtesy the artists and In Situ/ Fabienne Leclerc (Paris), CRG Gallery (New York), The Third Line (Dubai).

Take a look at the List’s exhibitions from a new perspective. Join Sarah Rifky (History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture and Art, Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture) to discover more about Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige: I Must First Apologize… 

About the Speaker

Sarah Rifky is a writer and curator; she is co-founder of Beirut, an art initiative and exhibition space in Cairo (2012-2015) and founder of CIRCA (Cairo International Resource Center for Art). Rifky was co-curator of the Jogjakarta Biennale XII (2013), curator of Townhouse (2009-2011) and curatorial Agent for dOCUMENTA(13) in Kassel, Cairo and Alexandria (2012). She co-managed MASS Alexandria, a school for young artists, with Wael Shawky (2010-2012) and was Adjunct Professor of Art History and Theory at the American University in Cairo (2010). She is co-editor of Positionen: Zeitgenössische Künstler aus der Arabischen Welt (2013) and Damascus: Artists, Tourists and Secret Agents (2009). She is author of The Going Insurrection (2012) and Delusions of Reference: In Defense of Art (forthcoming), in addition to numerous essays and stories. Rifky holds an MFA in Critical Studies from the Malmö Art Academy, Lund University (2009). She is a regular contributor to art publications including Art in America, Art Agenda, Bidoun and the Exhibitionist amongst others. Rifky is a doctoral student at the History, Theory and Criticism program and the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT.

About the Series

Graduate Student Gallery Talks at the List present focused explorations of our current exhibitions and are led by an MIT graduate student. These interdisciplinary talks examine art through the lens of students’ research, backgrounds, and interests. Talks are free and open to the public.