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Christine Tohmé is Founding Director of Ashkal Alwan, the Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts, established in Beirut in 1993. Ashkal Alwan is a nonprofit organization committed to contemporary artistic practice, research, and modes of study. Tohmé curated Sharjah Biennial 13: Tamawuj (2017), which comprised exhibitions and a public program in two acts in Sharjah and Beirut; a yearlong education program in Sharjah; satellite projects in Dakar, Ramallah, Istanbul, and Beirut; and an online publishing platform. She is on the boards of Afterall: A Journal of Art, Context and Enquiry and Haven for Artists, a Beirut-based nonprofit organization. She has received the UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture (2018), the CCS Bard Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence (2015), and a Prince Claus Award (2006).

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