Lara Khaldi will address the question of ‘the local’ in curating projects and the freelance curator’s studio as a site of production and exhibitionduring the plenum 'Whose Global, Whose Local?'.

Lara Khaldi is an independent curator, based in Jerusalem, Palestine. She is an alumna of de Appel curatorial programme, Amsterdam, and the European Graduate School, Switzerland. Khaldi teaches at the International Academy of Art, Palestine, Ramallah and at Dar Al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture, Bethlehem. Some of her recent curatorial projects are Desires into Fossils: Monuments Without a State research exhibition series (with Reem Shilleh) Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, 2017; Eclipses, A.M Qattan Foundation, Ramallah, 2017; Oh Whale, Don’t Swallow Our Moon: a Solo exhibition of Jumana Emil Abboud's work, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center and Qalandiya International III, 2016; Benjamin in Palestine Conference (with Sami Khatib and Yazan Khalili) at Birzeit University and International Academy of Art Palestine, Ramallah, 2015; Love Letter to Mars (with Yazan Khalili), Office for Contemporary Art, Oslo, 2014; The Jerusalem Shows IV, 2011 and V, 2012 (with Jose A. Sánchez and Katia Garcia Anton) at Al Ma’mal Art Foundation, Jerusalem. For her most recent project, Shifting Ground, Sharjah Biennial 13 Offsite project for Ramallah, Palestine in August 2017, she edited eight artist publications and curated a symposium around notions of the underground and museums in Palestine.