"CURATORS, INSTITUTIONS AND THE MARKET: TWENTY ODD YEARS IN THE MAKING OF A CONTEMPORARY IRANIAN ART SCENE", panel discussion, Pavilion Gallery, London, 28 June 2022
ART AND FEMINISM OF THE MIDDLE EAST, conference organised by the Gulbenkian Foundation Lisbon, Portugal (online), 8 March 2022
ART IS LONG, LIFE IS SHORT, 22 October 2021, Art d'Égypte, Tahrir Cultural Centre, Cairo
MIDDLE EASTERN ART UNDER COVID-19, open discussion in association with Gulf Cultural Club (online), 1 October 2020
NO & ARABICITY: MIDDLE EASTERN WOMEN'S (STREET) ART IN CONTEXT, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisation, Aga Khan Centre, London, 3 December 2019
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE ARTS IN TELLING AN ALTERNATIVE STORY OF THE MENA REGION, Galerie Janine Rubeiz at Beirut Art Fair, 20 September 2019
ARABICITY, in conversation with Juliet Cestar, Washington DC Cultural Majlis, 11 September 2019
AZERBAIJAN IN VENICE BIENNALES 2013–19: REVIVAL IN THE POST-SOVIET ERA, Asia House, 23 May 2019
THE FABRIC OF LIFE AND ART: A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY IRANIAN ART, École normale supérieure, Paris, 28 March 2019
MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN: SIX DECADES OF WORK, Triennale Brugge, 24 June 2018
RACHID KORAICHI: LES MAÎTRES DU TEMPS, October Gallery, London, 20 June 2018
ART AGAINST OPPRESSION, Central Library, Vienna, 18 May 2018
CURATING CONTEMPORARY IRANIAN ART, Art monte-carlo, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco, 29 April 2018
MOBILITY AND CREATION, French Institute Iran, Maison Safavide, Isfahan, 12 November 2017 and KAAF Institute, Tehran, 14 November 2017
VENICE BIENNALE AND THE ARAB WORLD, Ca’ Foscari, Venice, 19–20 October 2017
KHALED BEN SLIMANE: YA LATIF, Galerie El Marsa, Dubai, 16 March 2017
A QUIET REVOLUTION: IRANIAN WOMEN ARTISTS, Auditorium MSK, Gent, 8 March 2017
ON ARAB WOMEN ARTISTS AND CURATORIAL PRACTICE, AWAN (Arab Women Artists Now) Festival, The Arab British Centre, London, 3 March 2017
ART AS SOCIAL MIRROR: CURATING IN IRAN, Akademie der Künste, Goethe Institute, Berlin, 21 January 2017
THE FABRIC OF LIFE AND ART: CONTEMPORARY IRANIAN ART, Iran Heritage Foundation, London 2016
THE FABRIC OF LIFE AND ART: A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY ARAB ART, Sotheby’s Institute, London, October 2016
AN OVERVIEW OF THE MIDDLE EASTERN ART SCENE, Sotheby’s Institute, London, October 2016
FROM 'AFRICA 95–2015': HOW THE 'AFRICAN' ART SCENE HAS CHANGED, A LONDON PERSPECTIVE, 1:54 African Art Fair, Somerset House, London, 8 October 2015
A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY ARAB ART, Leighton House Museum, London, April 2015
THE FABRIC OF LIFE AND ART – A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY IRANIAN ART, Leighton House Museum, London, April 2015
A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Lebanese Financial… February 2015?
FUTURE IMPERFECT: ART INSTITUTIONS IN THE ARAB WORLD, Roundtable, Bardo National Museum Tunis, 28 May 2015
REAL FICTIONS: UNLOCKING IRANIAN CINEMA, Bagri Foundation, Asia House, London, 2 July 2014
SIGNS, TRACES, CALLIGRAPHY, VCU Qatar, 15 January 2014
CROSSING BOUNDARIES: SIGNS, TRACES AND CALLIGRAPHY, The Atrium, VCU Qatar, 15 January 2014
JEF GEYS AND MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN, Rose Issa in conversation with Michel Dewilde, Wiels, Brussels, 26 June 2013
ARCHIVING MIDDLE EASTERN ART, Executing Culture Shock, Nuqat, Kuwait, 2013
THE FUTURE OF TRADITION/THE TRADITION OF FUTURE, Karima Al-Shomely in conversation with Rose Issa, part of Craft Symposium, Rose Issa Projects, 8 May 2013
ARABICITY/REORIENTATIONS, Abu Dhabi Art Fair, 7 November 2012
CRAFTSMANSHIP RECONSIDERED: FRAMING, CODING, CUTTING AND UNVEILING, discussion panel, ICA London, 16 May 2012
ARABICITY/REORIENTATIONS, British Council, Beit Al-Zubeyr, Oman, 8 November 2012
A BRIEF OVERVIEW ON CONTEMPORARY ARAB AND IRANIAN ART, Oxford, 28 February 2012
IRAN: THE FABRIC OF LIFE AND ART, Athr Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 6 February, 2012
ARABICITY: DIVIDED WE STAND, Athr Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 5 February 2012
ARABICITY, King Abdelaziz University, Dar Al Hekma University and Effat College, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, February 2012
A BRIEF OVERVIEW ON CONTEMPORARY ARAB AND IRANIAN ART, King Abdullah University, Jeddah, February 2012
COLLECTING CONTEMPORARY ART, panel discussion, Sotheby’s Institute, London, 24 November 2011
A BRIEF OVERVIEW ON CONTEMPORARY ARAB AND IRANIAN ART, Courtauld Institute, London, 25 October 2011
IN CONVERSATION WITH SUSAN HEFUNA, Serpentine/Hyde Park Corner, London, 1 October 2011
THE FABRIC OF LIFE AND ART: A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY IRANIAN ART, Sotheby’s Institute, London, 17 May 2011
ARABICITY, Sotheby’s Institute, London, 10 May 2011
AN OVERVIEW ON CONTEMPORARY ARAB AND IRANIAN ART, Sotheby’s Institute, London, 3 May 2011
LIFE OF ART, A BRIEF OVERVIEW ON CONTEMPORARY ARAB AND IRANIAN ART, TDIC (Tourism Development Investment Company), Abu Dhabi, 5 January 2011
MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN and BITA GHEZELAYAGH, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 15 June 2010
COLLECTING CONTEMPORARY IRANIAN ART, Noor Festival, London ,6 November 2010
ART AS PROTEST: THE IMPACT ON CONTEMPORARY ART OF THE MIDDLE EAST, one-day Symposium, Noor Festival, London 20 November 2010
SIGNS, TRACES AND CALLIGRAPHY, Sotheby’s Institute, London, 3 October 2010
CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE MIDDLE EAST, Victoria and Albert Museum, 15 June 2010
ARABICITY, Blueacoat Arts Centre, Liverpool, 3 July 2010
L'IRAN DÉVOILÉ PAR SES ARTISTES, Art Presse, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 7 May 2010
CONTEMPORARY ARAB AND IRANIAN ART MARKET, 8th Experts Forum, ARCO, Madrid, Spain, 19 February 2010
IRANIAN CONTEMPORARY ART, SOAS, London, 9 July 2009
INTRODUCING IRANIAN ART, 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane, Australia 19 February 2009
INTRODUCING IRANIAN ART, 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane, 19 February 2009; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 20 February 2009;
INTRODUCING IRANIAN ART, 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Australia, Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, 23–24 February 2009
National Gallery of Australia, 23–24 February 2009; and National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 25 February 2009.
- The Damascus Ministry of Culture, Aleppo, Syria, 10–12 January 2009
THE LIFE OF ART, CONTEMPORARY ARAB AND IRANIAN ART REPRESENTATIONS, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, December 2008
THE LIFE OF ART, CONTEMPORARY IRANIAN ARTISTIC EXPRESSIONS, LACMA, Los Angeles, 23 March 2008
RE-ORIENTATIONS: STORIES IN FRAGMENTS, SOAS, London, February 2008
- Art Basel, 4–8 June 2008
Canvas Talks, Gulf Art Fair, Dubai, 2007
IRANIAN CINEMA, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, April 2005
CONTEMPORARY IRANIAN ART, Barakat Trust Conference, Oxford, July 2005
Study Day on Middle East, London School of Business, 2004
ARAB ISLAMIC ART, study day at The British Museum, London, 2004
IN CONVERSATION WITH SUSAN HEFUNA, Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool, 2004
MODERNITY AND TRADITION IN THE CONTEMPORARY ART OF THE MIDDLE EAST, Collecting Now seminar, British Museum, 8 March 2003
IRANIAN CONTEMPORARY ART, Barbican Art Centre, London 2001
PRECONCEPTIONS AND IDENTITIES, debate, Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, 19 August 2000
NEW IRANIAN CINEMA , Glasgow Film Theatre, 31 October 1999
IRANIAN CNEMA, Iranian film festival, National Film Theatre, BFI, Southbank, London 1999
CONTEMPORARY POPULAR CULTURE, Islamic Cairo study day, British Museum/SOAS, 12 November 1998
WOMEN IN CINEMA, International Seminar, Iran, February 1997
IV Islamic Seminar organised by the Islamic Art foundation, SOAS, 1991–92
MIDDLE EASTERN ARTISTS IN EXILE, Middle Eastern and Indian Art in the 20th Century Study Day, British Museum, 7 December 1991
Third International Seminar on Islamic Arts, Amman, Jordan, 18–20 October 1988
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