Kristine Khouri is an independent researcher and writer. Khouri’s research interests focus on the history of arts circulation and infrastructure in the Arab world. She curated The Founding Years (1969 – 1973): A Selection of Works from the Sultan Gallery Archives (2012) at the Sultan Gallery, Kuwait. She co-led a Digitizing Archives Workshop with Sabih Ahmed (Asia Art Archive) in Kuwait as part of Art Dubai’s Global Art Forum (2015).
Together with Rasha Salti, she is a co-founder of the History of Arab Modernities in the Visual Arts Study Group, a research platform focused around the social history of art in the Arab world. They co-authored the paper, Beirut’s Musée Imaginaire: The promise of modernity in the age of mechanical reproduction, on the history of a 1957 exhibition of reproductions. Their current work is focused on the history of the International Art Exhibition in Solidarity with Palestine that was opened in Beirut in 1978. This research was transformed into an exhibition, Past Disquiet: Narratives and Ghosts of the International Art Exhibition for Palestine,1978, which showed at the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) in 2015 and at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, in 2016.