Suheyla Takesh is a curator and writer. At the Barjeel Art Foundation, she works on research and curatorial development of exhibitions, and oversees the production of publications. An exhibition she curated at the Aga Khan Museum in 2015, titled Home Ground, was named Toronto’s top art show of the year by NOW Toronto. Her writing has appeared in peer reviewed journals including Thresholds and the Rutgers Art Review.
Suheyla holds a master’s degree (SMArchS) from MIT’s department of History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture and Art, where she was a student in the Aga Khan Program for Islamic architecture. She is the co-curator of Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s (2020) at the Grey Art Gallery in New York, which is set to travel to several venues in the US.