Sarah Daher—Curator, Writer, Researcher

Workshops - Panels - Programming



Writing Workshop: Naqd Critique
April 2021

Led a workshop on how developing a critical writing practice can be an entry point to the arts scene, with key pointers on how to work towards a generative criticality in the UAE (attended by over 30 people)

Interviewing Workshop: Jameel Arts Center

Khosh Bosh participates in the Jameel Creative Career Days Festival with a “studio” booth and an interviewing workshop for young aspiring creatives

Sculpture Panel: ‘Identity and its Constituents’
July 2021

Design and moderation of a panel of RCA sculptors on the theme of ‘Identity and its Constituents’ as paer of RCA 2021

Artist Conversation: Taysir Batniji
June 2021

Led a public conversation with artist Taysir Batniji on how his practice has taken shape within a state of crisis (attended by 25 people)

Feedback Loop with Lawrence Abu Hamdan
October 2021

Presented the ‘Telephone’ project to a feedback group of around 20 attendees moderated by Lawrence Abu Hamdan

Curator Conversation: Ruba Al Sweel
November 2021

A conversation with curator Ruba Al Sweel about a selection of films screened from her digital exhibition on Sumac Space, ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’. Held at Foundry Downtown, Dubai

Roundtables: Engage101 x Aisha Alabbar
February 2022

Moderated a closed room roundtable discussion that brought together individuals from the UAE’s arts ecosystem into unfiltered conversation with one another

After the Beep Children’s Sketching Session
July 2021

Led children through a sketching workshop in which they spontaneously responded to work hung in the exhibition After the Beep

Art, Ecology, and the Commons: Film Program
September-December 2021

Curated a program of feature films, shorts, and art films for TAP’s Art, Ecology, and the Commons Study held in Beirut, this film program later traveled to the Mosaic Rooms in London where it was on show throughout the month of December.

Alserkal Slow Tour
April 2022

Guided participants through an hour-long tour looking at three artworks from three Alserkal galleries, focusing on slow, deliberate, and sustained modes of attention