Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Middle East and North Africa
Sara Raza is the Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, where, in 2016, she organized the exhibition “But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa.” Formerly, she was the Curator of Maraya Art Centre in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates; Head of Education and Public Programs at YARAT Contemporary Art Space, Baku, Azerbaijan; and Curator of Public Programs at the Tate Modern, London.
Raza is the longstanding West and Central Asia Editor of ArtAsiaPacific magazine and is currently editing a book on her research titled Punk Orientalism. She earned a Bachelor of Arts (hons) in English Literature and History of Art and a Master of Arts in Art History and Theory, both from Goldsmiths College, University of London. She also pursued studies toward her PhD at the Royal College of Art. She is the recipient of the 2016 ArtTable New Leadership Award for Women in Art.