Witte de With Contemporary Art
Amira Gad
Amira Gad

Amira Gad (Egyptian / French) is artistic director at Lehmann Maupin (New York, Hong Kong, Seoul) where she works to advance the gallery’s artistic program and expand its international network. Prior to her appointment, Gad was curator at the Serpentine Galleries in London from 2014 to 2019, and she was Managing Curator & Publications at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam where she worked from 2009 to 2014.

At the Serpentine Galleries, she has curated exhibitions of works (and edited accompanying publications) by Albert Oehlen (2019); Hito Steyerl (2019); Sondra Perry (2018); Torbjørn Rødland (2017) that traveled to the Fondazione Prada Osservatorio in Milan; Arthur Jafa (2017) for which the catalogue she co-edited won the Richard Schlagman Art Books Award and the show toured to the Julia Stoschek Collection where it won an AICA Award for Best Exhibition of 2018 in Germany, Galerie Rudolfinum in Prague and Moderna Museet in Stockholm; John Latham (2017), Zaha Hadid (2016) that toured to Hong Kong; Helen Marten (2016); Simon Denny (2015); Jimmie Durham (2015); and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s show (2015) that received the Sky Arts Award for visual arts, Julio Le Parc (2014) and Reiner Ruthenbeck (2014). As well as the public commission by Lee Ufan installed in Kensington Gardens in 2018. Together with Hans Ulrich Obrist, she co-curated the group exhibition Hack Space that was presented, in 2016, at the K11 Art Foundation’s pop-up space in Hong Kong and the chi K11 art museum in Shanghai. Gad also worked on the Serpentine Pavilion 2019 designed by Junya Ishigami, Serpentine’s Beijing Pavilion designed by Liu Jiakun, and the 2016 architecture program that included architects Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), Asif Khan, Kunlé Adeyemi (NLE), Yona Friedman, and Barkow Leibinger. She sat on the selection committee for Serpentine’s Augmented Architecture program that nominated this year a project by artist Jakob Kudsk Steensen.

Gad is a regular contributor to artists catalogues, was a commissioning editor for Ibraaz (ibraaz.org), an online platform dedicated to visual culture in the Middle East and North Africa, and is a regular visiting lecturer at Sotheby’s Institute of Art’s MA in Contemporary Art.