Void Gallery is delighted to announce Sara Bint Moneer Khan as their new Head of Public Programmes.
On her new position, Sara said: “I am excited by this new chapter at Void and in Northern Ireland. And look forward to becoming a part of the communities that Void serves.”
Sara Bint Moneer Khan is an independent curator, creative producer, and writer from London who has been living and working in Cape Town since 2015 until now. She has a Bachelor’s (Hons) degree in Curating from Central St Martins, University of the Arts, and a Masters degree in History of Art and Archaeology of the Islamic Near and Middle East (SOAS, London). She is currently working on her doctorate in Technology and Innovation Management. Her thesis focuses on integral approaches to art advocacy and visual literacy among Cape Town’s Muslim communities.
She is the founder of MASHŪRAH ARTS, a curatorial, research development incubator, and art collective; an initiative for collaborating, developing, and disseminating art practices with an emphasis on Islam in Africa.
She has previously worked for Bonham’s, Edge of Arabia, The British Arab Centre, The Ismaili institute, Art Africa magazine, Gallery MOMO and Jaffer Modern Gallery.
Her research interests include artistic and cultural exchange between Muslim civilisations and the West and diasporic communities, Near and Middle Eastern knowledge systems, access and engagement with Historical, Modern, and Contemporary art, and Art & Tech.
Void Director, Mary Cremin, said:
“We are very excited to have Sara Bint Moneer Khan join our team at Void as the Head of Public Programmes. With her wealth of knowledge through her PhD in approaches to visual literacy and art advocacy and experience in the field of arts in South Africa and London we look forward to her adding her voice and vision to our public programme. This is an exciting time for Void and Sara will build on the extraordinary achievements of our Public Programmes team and bring her unique vision that expands visual literacy, collaborations, and broadens our connections to new audiences.”
Treasurer and Board member, Sean Kissane, said:
“Sara has a record of interdisciplinary programming, across different geographies and identities. She brings new ideas that place audience experience at the centre of her practice in innovative and exciting ways. We are all looking forward to working with her in the unique context that is Void Derry.”
Image credit: courtesy of Sara Bint Moneer Khan
Void Gallery is supported using public funding from Arts Council Northern Ireland, Austin and Hope Pilkington Foundation, Arnold Clarke Foundation, Derry City and Strabane District Council, The Ireland Funds, Ragdoll Foundation, Art Fund, Halifax Foundation, The Arts Society.