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Prior to joining the International Academy of Art Palestine, in Ramallah, Tina Sherwell, a curator and critic with a focus on contemporary Palestinian art, was the Programme Leader of Fine Art at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, England; the Executive Director of the Virtual Gallery at Birzeit University, Palestine; a digital archivist for Tate Online, and a consultant for various other cultural organizations. Dr. Sherwell has curated several exhibitions, including Sliman Mansour: Terrains of Belonging, at the Palestinian Art Court in al Hoash (2011) and the annual Degree Show at the International Academy of Art in Palestine (2011- 2015). Her recently published articles include “Contemplation on Public Art in Palestine,” for the Heinrich Boell Foundation (2012); “The Ramallah Safari,” in Stedelijk Studies published by the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (2014); “Measures of Uncertainty” for the Ibraaz Platform (2014); “Nearness and Distance: Cartographies of Contemporary Palestinian Artists’ Photographic Practices, Photography’s Shifting Terrain,” for NYU Abu Dhabi 2015; and Time Loop in Palestinian Video Art,” in Constellation of the Moving Image, edited by B. Makhoul. She graduated from Goldsmiths’ College, London in Textiles and Critical Theory and received her Ph.D. in Image Studies from the University of Kent at Canterbury.



Director of Academic Programs, International Academy of Art Palestine


East Jerusalem


DAY 1 3:00PM