Title: Pamela Alper Associate Curator
Artist Affiliation: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Bana Kattan is the Pamela Alper Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA). Her current curatorial work includes an atrium project with artist Orkideh Torabi and a co-organized mid-career retrospective with artist Bani Abidi. Formerly Kattan was the MCA’s Barjeel Global Fellow and organized Can You Hear Me Now, Water After All and co-organized the MCA's presentation of Mika Rottenberg: Easy Pieces. Prior to her time at the MCA, she was the Curator at the New York University Abu Dhabi Art Gallery where she co-curated numerous exhibitions such as Permanent Temporariness: Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti (2018), But We Cannot See Them: Tracing a UAE Art Community, 1988-2008 (2017); and Invisible Threads: Technology and its Discontents (2016). She received her MA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011 and is a recipient of the Getty-CAA International Program Grants (2015).