Fridman Gallery is happy to announce the next year's curator-writer in residence, Regine Basha, who will organize the 10th Anniversary exhibition this summer.
Basha has over 20 years of cultural production experience with exhibitions, special commissions and texts, online projects and publicly-sited curatorial projects throughout the US and internationally as found on Bashaprojects.com. Since the early 2000s she has focused on artists exploring the materiality of sound /music, in exhibitions such as TREBLE, SculptureCenter (2004), The Marfa Sessions, Ballroom Marfa (2008), When you Cut Into the Present the Future Leaks Out, Old Bronx Courthouse/NLE (2016) and with 9+50, Fridman Gallery (2016) she has also worked with seminal artists such as Nina Katchadourian, Michael Rakowitz and Basim Magdy as well as other artists from the MENA region and its diaspora.
Since the past decade she has been touring her audio-visual archive / story-telling session Tuning Baghdad to Berlin, Dubai and Los Angeles focusing on the Iraqi-Jewish parties and music she grew up around. In recent years, Basha has taught at Columbia University MFA Sound department, Parsons and SVA and continues to guest lecture and sit on art juries globally. She sits on the Executive Board of Art Matters and on the Advisory Board of Denniston Hill, SETI AIR, and SOFAM in Brussells. From 2016-2019 Basha was the Director of Residencies at Pioneer Works. She holds a BFA from NYU / Concordia University and an MA from Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. Currently she divides her time between Madrid and New York.