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Nadim Samman

Visiting Professor

Nadim Samman is a curator and art historian based in Berlin. He read Philosophy at University College London before receiving his PhD from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. He co-founded and curated the 1st Antarctic Biennale (Antarctica, 2017) and the Antarctic Pavilion (Venice Biennale of Art, 2015-). In 2016 he curated the 5th Moscow Biennale for Young Art, and in 2012 the 4th Marrakech Biennale (with Carson Chan). Other major projects include "Treasure of Lima: A Buried Exhibition" (a unique site-specific exhibition on the remote Pacific island of Isla del Coco) and Rare Earth (at Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna). Between 2012 and 2019 he co-directed the non-profit art space Import Projects, Berlin. In 2014 he was named among "100 Leading Global Thinkers" by Foreign Policy magazine, and in 2016 among the "20 Most Influential Young Curators in Europe" by Art.sy.