Carol Solomon

Carol Solomon

Visiting Fellow
Senior Fulbright Fellow, Morocco
Carol Solomon
Art historian and curator Carol Solomon is a 2016-18 Senior Fulbright Scholar specializing in contemporary art of the Arab world.  Her research focuses on issues of postcolonial identity and the nexus of art, politics, and society in North Africa and the North African diaspora. She has published, lectured internationally, and organized several exhibitions including The Third Space (2008, Mead Art Museum, Amherst College); Mapping Identity (2010, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College); Memory, Place, Desire: Contemporary Art of the Maghreb and the Maghrebi Diaspora and Khamsa: Amulets of North Africa (2014, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College). Her essay “Street Art and the Tunisian Revolt” is included in the 2016 interdisciplinary volume The Birth of the Arab Citizen and the Changing of the Middle East edited by Stuart Schaar and Mohsine El Ahmadi. Recent awards and fellowships include a 2012-13 Regional Fulbright Fellowship for research in Morocco and Tunisia and, in 2009, the Abraaj Capital Art Prize, awarded annually in Dubai to international curators and artists from the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia. Also a specialist in nineteenth-century French art, she has published and organized exhibitions on topics ranging from the royal identity of Napoleon and Josephine to Cézanne’s Provençal identity.  From 2002 to 2008, she was Curator of European Art at the Mead Art Museum, Amherst College. She has taught at McGill University, Amherst College, the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and most recently at Haverford College, where she was Visiting Associate Professor from 2008-2016. 

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