NEWS: Sara Raza Appointed Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Middle East & North Africa

Jan 21, 2015 5:30AM

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has appointed London-based critic and editor Sara Raza as curator of the Middle East and North Africa for the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative.

On January 20, 2015, Guggenheim Museum director Richard Armstrong announced the selection of Raza for the third curatorial residency of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, “a multiyear collaboration that charts contemporary art practice” in the three geographic regions of South and Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa. Joining June Yap (South and Southeast Asia) and Pablo León de la Barra (Latin America) as the initiative’s third regional curator, Raza will work with the Guggenheim’s curatorial staff to research and acquire recent artworks by artists of Middle Eastern and North African origin as part of a two-year residency program.