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Sahar Khraibani

Adjunct Associate Professor


Sahar Khraibani is a writer, artist, and designer. Khraibani’s writing has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, The Poetry Project’s Footnotes, Hyperallergic, Al Hayya Magazine, FOMU’s Trigger, Nightboat Books, Bidayat Mag, Magnum Foundation, The Poetry Foundation, among many others, and is the recipient of a Creative Capital / Andy Warhol Arts Writers Grant, a MacDowell Fellowship, the Montez Press Writer’s Grant, a fellowship from Asia Contemporary Art Week, and is currently the 2023/2024 Emerge—Surface—Be Fellow at the Poetry Project. Sahar’s writing and work have been nominated for the United States Artists Fellowship and exhibited in Berlin, Cairo, Abu Dhabi, Amman, Dubai, New York, Los Angeles, and Beirut. Sahar is the recipient of the AREEN award for Excellence in Graphic Design along with numerous honors over the years.

Current pedagogical interests include “teaching collaboration,” a new radical approach, theory, and series of experiments to push against power structures in the classroom, borrowing from systems of blockchain and the holobiont: an attempt to redistribute authority in a way that helps see beyond the hierarchies and structures we currently inhabit. This stems from the belief that one must always be “in study” (Fred Moten) and pedagogy/academia must be flexible to accommodate for our rapidly changing world. Teaching as Collaboration is also concerned with inclusivity, access, ableism, power, and slowness as a retaliation against the rapid speed of production and capitalism. 

American University of Beirut, BFA in Graphic Design

School of Visual Arts, New York, MFA in Art Writing and Criticism

Pictoplasma Academy, Berlin, Masterclass in Contemporary Art

“Deliberately Unspoken”   Al Hayya Magazine – Issue 1
“Sorry for the Dissonances”  Trigger
“The Making and Unmaking of Memories”  Montez Press
“Can’t get you outta my head”  Part of the “no” online exhibition hosted by Waraq
“We Owe Ourselves to Death”  Magnum Foundation 
“Wildfires near Chernobyl – Part 1”   CH-Void
“Rayanne Tabet: Alien Property” The Brooklyn Rail
“Shirine Neshat: Land of Dreams”  The Brooklyn Rail
“How can we think of art at a time like this?”  The Brooklyn Rail
“Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World: 1950s-1980s”  The Brooklyn Rail
“Process over Outcome: a conversation with Leeza Ahmady”  Asia Contemporary Art Week
“Grabeland: an interview with eteam”  Nightboat
“Tenderpoints: an interview with Amy Berkowitz”  Nightboat
“On Salah El Murr”  Bidayat Mag 
“Suffering from Realness”  Degree Critical 
“Every Here is an Elsewhere”  Degree Critical 
“On Post-irony, Parafiction, and Other Distortions: Sahar Khraibani in conversation with Hicham Faraj” Degree Critical