Omar Kholeif is an Egyptian-born, UK-based writer, curator and producer. His writing appears in The Guardian, Art Monthly, PopMatters, Film International, Frieze and Scope, to name but a few (See Publication). Omar holds degrees from the University of Glasgow, Screen Academy Scotland, and The Royal College of Art, London.
Kholeif is currently Curator at FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), Liverpool, the UK's leading centre for the support, commission and exhibition of artist film, video and new media, and a Visiting Curator at Cornerhouse, Manchester's international art and film organisation, and Associate Curator at the Arab British Centre, London.
He is founding Director of the UK's Arab Film Festival, an itinerant programme currently based in Liverpool, a curator for Abandon Normal Devices and a contributing curator to the Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, among others. Omar's cross disciplinary curatorial practice is focused on the presentation of film, video and new media for both the cinema and the gallery - producing international exhibitions, festivals and public programmes.
His edited/co-edited books include, Vision, Memory and Media (Liverpool University Press, 2010), Far and wide: Nam June Paik (LEA) and Art & Subversion (forthcoming).