Karin Adrian von Roques
Karin Adrian von Roques is an art historian and curator. After studying Islamic History of Art, she specialised at an early stage in contemporary Arabic and Iranian art. She curated numerous exhibitions for various establishments and museums, such as the Museum für Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt am Main, the Kunstmuseum Bonn, the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris as well as the Cultural Foundation in Abu Dhabi. Karin Adrian von Roques has numerous years of experience in setting up art collections with a focus on Arabic and Iranian art, and worked as a consultant in the purchase of contemporary Arabic art for Deutsche Bank’s collection.
She has most recently worked as an appraiser for Sotheby’s London in the field of “Contemporary Arabic and Iranian Art”.
Amongst other things, she was a member of the international jury of the 11th International Cairo Biennale, and speaker in the conference “Global Art in a Global Culture”, in the Sundaram Tagore Gallery in New York in 2007.
Karin Adrian von Roques gives lectures, at the Sorbonne in Paris, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Teheran amongst other establishments. She is the author of specialist literature in oriental art and regularly publishes articles in newspapers and art magazines. She is particularly dedicated to a mutual appreciation of cultures, in particular those in the Islamic world.