Amanda Abi Khalil will organize a curatorial project on the theme of hospitality and the complex histories of migrations—voluntary and forced—between the Arab world and Brazil.
Taking shape as a series of exhibitions, artist residencies, and public art commissions in Sao Paolo, Rio de Janeiro, and Beirut, Make yourself a(t) home centers on a South-South artistic exchange inspired by the diasporic history between these two contexts. The project’s methodology will also address the tensions between guest and host in curatorial situations.
Abi Khalil is a Lebanese curator whose work focuses on socially engaged practices. She is the founder of Temporary Art Platform, a curatorial platform that aims to shift artistic and curatorial discourse towards social and contextual concerns in Lebanon through residencies, research projects, and commissions. Her work has been recently supported by the Jane Farver Residency at the International Studio & Curatorial Program, Inclusartiz, and Delfina Foundation. In 2016, she was nominated for Independent Curators International’s Independent Vision Curatorial Award.