Nat Muller

Becoming Nation is curated by Nat Muller

Nat Muller is an independent curator and critic based between Rotterdam and Beirut. She has held positions as staff curator at V2_, Institute for Unstable Media (Rotterdam) and De Balie, Centre for Culture and Politics (Amsterdam). Her main interests include: the intersections of aesthetics, media and politics; the design and format of discursive and knowledge events; media art, and contemporary art in and of the Middle East. She has published articles in off- and online media; is a regular contributor for 'Springerin' and 'MetropolisM', and has given presentations on the subject of media art (inter)nationally. Her latest projects include The Trans_European Picnic - The Art and Media of Accession (Novi Sad, 2004), DEAF_04: Affective Turbulence: The Art of Open Systems (Rotterdam, 2004); INFRA_ctures (Rotterdam, 2005), Xeno_Sonic: a series of experimental sound performances from the Middle East (Amsterdam, 2005), DEAF07 (Rotterdam, 2007), the workshop 'Between a Rock and a Hard Place? Negotiating Artistic Practice, Audiences, Representation and Collaboration within Local and International Frameworks' (Amman, 2007). She has curated video screenings for projects and festivals in a.o. Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Berlin, New York, Istanbul, Copenhagen, Grimstad, Lugano, Dubai, Cairo and Beirut. She edited with Alessandro Ludovico the 'Mag.net Reader2: Between Paper and Pixel' (2007), and 'Mag.net Reader3: Processual Publishing, Actual Gestures', based on a series of debates organized at Documenta XII. In 2008-2009 she was curator-in-residence at the Townhouse Gallery in Cairo. She has taught at the Willem de Kooning Academy (NL), ALBA (Beirut), the Lebanese American University (Beirut), A.U.D. in Dubai (UAE), and Rietveld Academy (NL). She served as an advisor on Euro-Med collaborations for the European Cultural Foundation (ECF), the EU, and as an advisor on e-culture for the Dutch Ministry of Culture. She is currently working on her first book for the Institute of Network Cultures and Nai Publishers.

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