Dr. Tina Sherwell lives in Jerusalem. She graduated from Goldsmiths' College, London in Textiles and Critical Theory and received her Ph.D. from the University of Kent at Canterbury in Image Studies. She is currently the Director of Academic Programmes at The International Academy of Art Palestine.
Previously she was Programme Leader of Fine Art at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton. She was also Executive Director of the Virtual Gallery at Birzeit University, and has worked on the Tate Online with their digital archives. She won prize of Alexandria Biennele in 2001 for her map series. The author of various texts on Palestinian art published in catalogues, journals and books, including monograph on Sliman Mansour for which she was also the curator of the retrospective Exhibition: Terrains of Belonging in 2011.
Recent publications include: Time Loop in Palestinian Video Art; Constellation of the Moving Image, Ed. B. Makhoul. Contemplation on Public Art in Palestine, Henrich Boell Foundation Kiel Muthesius, Germany.
She has undertaken consultancy work for various organizations including UNESCO, Birzeit University Museum and The Danish Centre for Culture and Development.