Rawan Sharaf, PhD, is an independent art curator, researcher, lecturer, and editor with expertise in Palestinian art. Her interests range from the politics of art production to the social history of the arts and the institutionalization of the cultural field. She is the editor of and a contributing writer to the book Contemporary Palestinian Art: Origins, Nationalism, Identity, authored by Bashir Makhoul and Gordon Hon and published by the Institute for Palestine Studies in 2020. She curated and supervised the establishment of the electronic platform YURA: Palestinian Visual Art Resources, and has curated exhibitions locally and internationally. She has published several articles and essays in books and on various digital platforms.

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