Nat Muller

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Nat Muller is an independent curator and critic. Her main interests include: the intersections of aesthetics, media and politics; media art and contemporary art in and from the Middle East. She is a regular contributor to Springerin, MetropolisM. Her writing has been published amongst others in Bidoun, ArtAsiaPacific, Art Papers, Canvas, X-tra, The Majalla, Art Margins and Harper’s Bazaar Arabia. She has also written numerous catalogue and monographic essays on artists from the Middle East. With Alessandro Ludovico she edited the Reader2: Between Paper and Pixel (2007), and Reader3: Processual Publishing, Actual Gestures (2009), based on a series of debates organized at Documenta XII. She has taught at universities and academies in The Netherlands and the Middle East, and has curated video and film screenings for projects and festivals internationally, including for Rotterdam's International Film Festival, Norwegian Short Film Festival and Video D.U.M.B.O. She is a board member of the IMPAKT Media Festival (Utrecht), and sits on the advisory board of Artterritories (Ramallah), the arts organization TENT (Rotterdam), and is a member of selection committee of the Mondriaan Fund (NL) and the Fund for Creative Industries and e-Culture (NL). In 2012 she curated Spectral Imprints for the Abraaj Group Capital Art Prize 2012 in Dubai and in 2013 Iraqi artist Adel Abidin's highly anticipated solo exhibition I love to love… at Forum Box in Helsinki. Nat Muller is editorial correspondent for Ibraaz and most recently was a speaker on BBC World's award-winning program The Doha Debates. Forthcoming projects in 2014 are Memory Material at Akinci Gallery (Amsterdam), Customs Made: Quotidian Practices and Everyday Rituals at Maraya Art Center (Sharjah) and Global Positions II (Beirut) at the Stedelijk Museum Bureau, as well as a residency at the Delfina Foundation for the Politics of Food Program.


  • New Aesthetic, New Anxieties, with David M. Berry, Michel van Dartel, Michael Dieter, Michelle Kasprzak, Rachel O'Reilly and José Luis de Vicente, 2012.
  • Spectral Imprints, Abraaj Capital Art Prize: Dubai, 2012.
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