Please join us for the second in the new NYUAD Art Gallery series CURATORS TALK. In this talk, Dr. Michele Bambling will speak about her curatorial work in the UAE and her new role as Senior Director of the Japan Society Gallery in NYC. She will discuss her collaborative research methodology for creating exhibitions which engage material heritage and collective cultural memory in the UAE.

This talk is open to the public and registration is recommended through this link.

About the speaker

Michele Bambling’s curatorial work includes establishing the “Lest We Forget” initiative under the Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation and curating numerous exhibitions including: Structures of Memory in the UAE (Venice Architecture Biennale 2014; Qasr Al Hosn Fort Festival 2015), Emirati Family Photographs 1950-1999 (Warehouse421 Inaugural Opening 2015), Emirati Adornment: Tangible and Intangible (Warehouse 421, 2017), Sheikh Zayed: A Century of Memories (Founder’s Memorial Inaugural Opening, 2018), The Universality of Family Photographs (Warehouse421, 2019), UAE—1971—UK: Photographs in Dialogue (The National Portrait Gallery, London, and the Etihad Museum, 2020), Generations (UAE Pavilion of Expo 2020), UAE-US: 50 Years of Friendship (The Reach at the Kennedy Center, 2021), and Living Landscape|Living Memory (UAE Pavilion at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2022). This series of exhibitions investigates evocative ways in which artistic language communicates intergenerational memory while creating contemporary meaning.