Salwa Mikdadi is Associate Professor of the Practice of Art History at NYU Abu Dhabi. She is an independent curator and art historian whose work spans over thirty five years in the field of Arab art and museums. Her publications and exhibitions focus on gender and politics in art, art by Arab Americans, Palestinian artists, museums and their visitors, art interpretation, Arab art institutions and support systems for art production. She was the curator of the first Palestinian Pavilion for the 2009 Venice Biennial.
Mikdadi wrote the essay “The States of Being in Mona Hatoum’s Artwork” for Mona Hatoum's exhibition catalog, published by Darat al Funun-The Khalid Shoman Foundation in 2008.
Salwa Mikdadi is a member of the Darat al Funun Advisory Board.