Karim Sultan is the director of Barjeel Art Foundation. He has recently curated exhibitions such as The Sea Suspended at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, and Short Century (co-curated with Suheyla Takesh) at the Sharjah Art Museum, as well as Collection Barjeel at Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris (co-curated with Philippe van Cauteren of SMAK Belgium), and Between two rounds of fire, the exile of the sea at the American University Museum. Previously, he has been a contributing editor at Kalimat Magazine. His interests are focused around developing fluency with art histories and contemporary approaches to modernism in the Arab region. In addition, Karim is also a practicing and performing artist who works with sound, music, photography, video and installation.