Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath co-founded Art Reoriented in 2009 as a multidisciplinary curatorial platform based in Munich and New York. Integral to Bardaouil and Fellrath’s practice is the critique of conventional art-historical classifications and the interrogation of traditional mechanisms by which contemporary art is understood. Their recent museum exhibitions include ‘Mona Hatoum: Turbulence’ at Mathaf, Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha (2014), and ‘Songs of Loss and Songs of Love: Oum Kulthoum and Lee Nan-Young’ at the Gwangju Museum of Art in South Korea (2014).
In 2013, they were the curators of the Lebanese Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale, and of the comprehensive retrospective ‘Paul Guiragossian: The Human Condition’ at the Beirut Exhibition Center. They also curated Mathaf’s inaugural contemporary art exhibition ‘Told Untold Retold’ (2010–2011) and the critically acclaimed traveling exhibition ‘Tea with Nefertiti’ (2012–2014). Bardaouil and Fellrath have taught at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and the London School of Economics among other institutions. They have authored and contributed to numerous publications such as Overcoming the Modern: Dansaekhwa-The Korean Monochrome Movement, Iran Inside Out, ItaliaArabia, and their recent book Summer, Autumn, Winter… and Spring: Conversations with Artists from the Arab World.
Image: Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath. Photograph: Sueraya Shaheen.