Jack Persekian is the founder and director of Al-Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art and Gallery Anadiel. Previously, he held the positions of director and head curator of the Palestinian Museum (2012–15); director of the Sharjah Art Foundation (UAE, 2009–11); artistic director of the Sharjah Biennial (2007–11); head curator of the Sharjah Biennial (2004–2007); and founder and artistic director of The Jerusalem Show (2007–present) and Qalandiya International (2012–14).
Persekian’s exhibitions and projects include: Past Tense, which was exhibited at Birzeit University Museum, the Musa Afandi Interpretation Center in Jerusalem (2019), and included in the Jerusalem Quarterly (Spring 2019); Jerusalem: Knowledge, Place and Time, the inaugural exhibition of the Khalidi Library (Old City of Jerusalem, 2018); After Matson, Albright Institute (Jerusalem, 2017); In the Presence of the Holy See, Bethlehem and Dheisheh refugee camp (2014); Nablus Soap performances at the Beirut Art Center (Lebanon, 2010–12), Abu Dhabi Art (UAE), the Institute of Contemporary Arts (London, UK), Rote Fabrik (Zurich, Switzerland), Darat al Funun (Amman, Jordan), the Adelaide Festival of Arts and Sydney’s Artspace (Australia), and in the United States, at Hammer Museum (Los Angeles, CA), MIT (Boston, MA), the Museum of Modern Art (New York), The New Museum (New York); and Wall of Soap at the World Economic Forum’s meeting at the Mövenpick Resort, (Dead Sea, Jordan, 2004). Persekian is also the recipient of the Order of Culture, Science and Arts (innovation level) from the State of Palestine (2016).
Persekian lives and works in Jerusalem.
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