Amal Khalaf is a curator and artist and currently Director of Programmes at Cubitt, London and Projects Curator at the Serpentine Galleries, London where she has worked on the Edgware Road Project since its inception in 2009. Here and in other contexts she has commissioned and developed residencies, exhibitions, workshops and collaborative research projects that address the role of art operating within pedagogy and social urgencies.
Working with artists, activists, architects, broadcasters, students, urbanists, social services, teachers and labour organisers across different backgrounds, the many long term projects she has initiated, focus on how we work together and the possibilities of collectivity. In addition she has developed an intensive arts and migrants justice programme and community development initiatives through Implicated Theatre (2011-2019) using Theatre of the Oppressed methodologies to develop interventions, curricula and performances with ESOL teachers, hotel workers, domestic workers and other migrant justice organisers.
She is a founding member of artist collective GCC, Consortium Commissions Curator for Mophradat, as well as a trustee for not/no.w.here and on the artistic committee for Arts Catalyst. In 2016 she co-directed the 10th edition of the Global Art Forum, Art Dubai. Amal's work has been presented at Goldsmiths College, London; Venice Biennale 2019; MoMA PS1, NY; New Museum, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha; Musee D'Art Moderne, Paris; The Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah; Serralves, Porto; amongst others in educational and cultural contexts.