[ISEA2014] Curator Statement: Woodman Taylor (Site Supervisor) – The Fridge Program

Curator Statement

The Fridge is the region’s premiere artist, entertainment and music management company. Founded in 2007, it is dedicated to supporting and developing the music and performing arts platform in the UAE and wider region. Alongside this, it manages and promotes over 3, 000 performances annually, from many of the UAE’s most iconic events to private functions and daily hotel residencies. Based in Al Qouz and nestled amongst art galleries, The Fridge operates out of a converted warehouse in Alserkal Avenue which is split into the office and an urban event space, which provides the perfect platform to showcase fresh and exciting performers through curated programming such as The Fridge Concert Series. The space is also a unique venue for corporate and private hire with a number of exciting events already under its belt.   thefridgedubai.com

  • Dr. Woodman Taylor is an art historian, curator and musician whose scholarship and curatorial practice explicate visual cultures of both West and South Asia. As a curator, Dr. Taylor trained at Harvard’s Fogg Art Museum and later was recruited to be curator for South Asian and Islamic Art at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts where his new initiatives included exhibiting contemporary Asian artistsHe teaches Art History, Asian Art, Islamic Art and Architecture, Curatorial Studies, Cultural Memory, World Musics at Zayed University, Dubai, UAE.  zu.ac.ae/main/en/colleges/colleges/__college_of_arts_and_creative_enterprises/faculty_and_staff/_profiles/Woodman_Taylor.aspx