Fawz Kabra is a curator and writer living in New York. She is director and curator of Brief Histories, a gallery and publishing initiative she co-founded in New York’s Lower East Side where she has collaborated on exhibitions with Marwa Arsanios, Coleman Collins, Ali Eyal, Jumana Manna, Sahra Motalebi, Pushpakanthan Pakkiyarajah, Edgar Serrano, including the group exhibitions Inheritance (2022) and 4.5 Billion Years (2023). Through Brief Histories Press, she produces artist publications. Her writing and interviews appear in Art Papers, Ocula, Canvas, Ibraaz, Protozine, and Brooklyn Rail.
In 2017, Kabra organized the exhibition No to the Invasion: Breakdowns and Side Effects, at CCS Bard, with art works from the collection of the Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, and edited the exhibition catalog and reader by the same name (RAM 2017), commissioning original texts and selected reprints. Her editorial projects include the inaugural volume of the Center for Human Rights and the Arts, Bard College Through the Ruins: Talks on Human Rights and the Arts 1 (Station Hill Press, 2023).
Kabra has been a visiting critic at Parsons, The New School, The New York City Crit Club, School of Visual Arts, and Transart Institute for Creative Research (New York). She was previously symposia director at Global Art Forum 13, Dubai and The Armory Show Focus, New York. She worked at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and the Park Avenue Armory (New York), and was co-curator of the first BRIC Biennial: Volume I, Downtown Edition at BRIC Arts and Media House, Brooklyn.