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Salwa Mikdadi

Crossing New Boundaries

By Isabella E. Hughes

Portrait of SALWA MIKDADI

Photo by and courtesy Sueraya Shaheen.

Palestinian-American art historian and curator Salwa Mikdadi’s enterprising, multifaceted career is difficult to encapsulate. Raised between Kuwait and Jerusalem at a time when there were no galleries or public venues for art, Mikdadi has been working with Arab artists since the 1960s. She is now based primarily in Abu Dhabi after many years in the United States, where among other things she was the director of Cultural and Visual Arts Resource (International Council…

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