Regine Basha

Regine Basha


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Regine Basha and Nina Katchadourian at testsite, Austin, TX, 2013. Image courtesy of the collaborator.

About the Collaborator

Regine Basha is an independent curator, writer, educator and producer who has worked in cities such as Montreal, New York for over 25 years. From 2002-2008 she lived in Austin and helped co-found testsite and Fluent-Collaborative in 2003 with Laurence Miller whilst holding the post of Adjunct Curator at Arthouse (now The Contemporary Austin). Notable exhibitions during that time include Daniel Bozhkov: Cantata for 12 Choirs and Several Salamanders, The Gospel of Lead: Dario Robleto+ Jeremy Blake, Basim Magdy at Austin's Okay Mountain, Nina Katchadourian at testsite, and Paul Pfieffer at the Blanton Museum, UT Austin.

Her early years as an independent curator had her working in collaboratives as well as with projects concerning borders and issues in public space such as with Insite 97 Tijuana/San Diego, and Without You I'm Nothing, Platform Istanbul; When You Cut Into The Present The Future Leaks Out, Old Bronx Courthouse . She also developed a focus on sound as material early on such as with the 2004 Treble show at SculptureCenter, NY and 9+50, the 50th anniversary of Rauschenberg and Kluver’s E.A.T at Fridman Gallery, NY and had taught at the MFA Sound department at Columbia University from 2016-2020. Her curatorial and writing history can be found on From 2016-2019 Regine was the Director of Residencies at Pioneer Works where she met Tahir Karmali. She has since consulted several residency programs such as Denniston Hill, Galveston Art Residency, The David Rockefeller Art Center and more recently The Mothership: A Tangier Dye Garden, and Think Tangier. She continues to work as an independent curator, writer and consultant to global organizations and artists while based out of Madrid, Spain.

Basha also produces a digital archive about her family’s heritage, Tuning Baghdad the most recent output of which is the podcast Kitchen Radio which explores food histories of Jewish families from Iran, Iraq, Tunisia, Morocco Egypt and Syria (launching this spring with Reboot Presents and can be found on Apple or Spotify). Regine is a graduate of Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College and sits on the board of Art Matters Foundation and Remix-Culture.

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