FOUNDERS AND GENERAL COORDINATORS OF NOMAD ACADEMY

Nomad Academy has branches and co-ordinators in Denmark, United Arab Emirates, Germany and Florida.

 

Dorte Dahlin, Visual Artist (DK)

ImageFounder and General Coordinator of NOMAD ACADEMY

  • “Nomad Academy Goes Greenland”, 2015 (concept)
  • “Urban Frontier”, 2013 (concept)
  • “Workshop, St. Johns Eyehospital, East Jerusalem”, 2012 (concept)
  • ”Iranian take”, On Transition from Vitality to Livability in urban life beyond Urbanism”, ADEPT Architects, Copenhagen 2012
  • “Meeting with Iran”, 2011 (concept)
  • ”Embodied Experience”, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen 2011
  • ”Lightscape The Snow Queen”, bookrelease, 2010
  • “Salamander”, Arabic Cultural Centre presents Nomad Academy goes Public, 2010 (concept)
  • ”Nomad Academy Seminar” during ”Sharjah – Art from the Emirates”, The National Museum, Copenhagen 2010
  • "Nomad Academy Goes Public", Sharjah Art Museum 2008
  • "Nomad Academy Goes Florida", Florida Atlantic University 2007
  • "Nomad Academy Goes Helsinki", University of Helsinki 2007
  • "Climate Change Cinema Copenhagen", Grand Theater, Copenhagen 2007 (organizer)
  • "Moon, Light & Sand", Gallery Specta, Copenhagen 2004
  • "Seven from Afar", Sharjah Art Museum 2004 (lecturer)
  • "Lightscape", artistic director of an ongoing project for art in the public space in Sharjah.
  • Member of the initiative group concerning a concept for "An Arabic Cultural Institute in Copenhagen", 2001-
  • "Proposal for an Academy of Fine Arts in Sharjah", 2001
  • "The V. International Biennial", Sharjah 2001 (official Danish curator)
  • "Overlaps. North-Southeast," Sharjah Art Museum, 2000 (curator/participant)
  • "The IV. International Biennial", Sharjah 1999 (participant)

Else Marie Bukdahl, Prof. Dr. phil. (DK)

Else Marie BukdahlFormer Rector of The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Founder and General Coordinator of NOMAD ACADEMY

  • ”New alliances – body, nature and social relations”, Utzon Center, Aalborg 2011
  • ”Embodied Experience”, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen 2011
  • ”Sharjah – Art from the Emirates”, The National Museum, Copenhagen 2010
  • "Nomad Academy Goes Public", Sharjah Art Museum 2008
  • "Dr. K", Uppsala 2008
  • "Nomad Academy Goes Florida", Florida Atlantic University 2007
  • "Climate Change Cinema Copenhagen", Grand Theater, Copenhagen 2007 (participant)
  • "Art, Faith, Thought and Power. A Dialogue among Arabic and Nordic philosophers", Seminar, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 2007 (director)
  • "Selected Aspects of Art, Poetry and Music in the Arab World", Seminar, The Royal Library, Cph 2007 (coordinator)
  • "Arabic calligraphy, photography and video", The Royal Library, Cph 2007. Coordinator.
  • "Seven from Afar", Sharjah Art Museum 2004 (lecturer)
  • Member of the initiative group concerning a concept for "An Arabic Cultural Institute in Copenhagen", 2001-.
  • "The Sharjah IV. International Biennial", Sharjah 2001 (lecturer/jury member)
  • "Proposal for an Academy of Fine Arts in Sharjah", 2001 (director)
  • "Overlaps. North-Southeast", Sharjah 2000 (protector/lecturer/writer)

Annemette Larsen, MA Visual/graphic artist (DK)

Annemette LarsenAnnemette left time in September 2012. R.I.P.
Co-curator of NOMAD ACADEMY

  • ”Lightscape The Snow Queen”, bookrelease, 2010
  • ”Lighscape”, Nomad Academy Goes Public, Sharjah Art Museum 2008
  • ”Lightscape”,  Moon, Light & Sand, Gallery Specta, Copenhagen 2004
  • "Proposal for an Academy of Fine Arts in Sharjah", 2001
  • "Moonchannel”, The V. International Biennial", Sharjah 2001
  • “Overlaps. North-Southeast", Sharjah Art Museum, 2000

Hisham Al Madhloum, Directorate of Art. General Coordinator of Sharjah International Biennial (UAE)

imageFounder and General Coordinator of NOMAD ACADEMY 

  • ”Sharjah – Art from the Emirates”, The National Museum, Copenhagen 2010
  • "Nomad Academy Goes Public", Sharjah Art Museum 2008
  • "Written Images", The Royal Danish Library, Copenhagen 2007
  • "Images of the Middleeast", Cph 2007
  • "Seven from Afar", Sharjah Art Museum 2004
  • "Five from Afar", Gallery Q-Space, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, 2003
  • ”DACE” Danish-Arabic Cultural Exchange Program, 2001
  • "The Sharjah IV. International Biennial", Sharjah 2001
  • "Proposal for an Academy of Fine Arts in Sharjah", 2001
  • "Overlaps. North-Southeast", Sharjah 2000
  • "The IV. International Biennial", Sharjah 1999

Salim Abdali, PhD, Associate Prof. (DK)

imageBioscientist, University of Copenhagen, and author of several translations of books and anthologies, in Danish and Arabic. General Coordinator of NOMAD ACADEMY

  • "Stedets gårsdag er nuet", translation of Adonis, 2011
  • "Mit liv som Abbas", translation of a novel by Ahmed Alaidy, 2011
  • “Embodied Experience”, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen 2011
  • “Moon, Light & Sand”, Galleri Specta, Copenhagen 2004
  • "Moonlight Garden", outline for a site-specific project in Sharjah, participant 2004-08
  • “Nomad Academy Goes Public”, Sharjah Art Museum 2008
  • "Climate Change Cinema Copenhagen", Grand Theater, Copenhagen 2007
  • "Anthology, a concise presentation of Danish and Arabic poetry" 2004-
  • "Proposal for an Academy of Fine Arts in  Sharjah", 2001 (co-author)
  • "Overlaps. North-Southeast", Sharjah 2000 (poetry recitation/translator)

Joachim Hamou, Visual Artist (DK)

imageJoachim Hamou is an artist living in Copenhagen. He practice usually with video and performance.
He's artistic focus is on social, political and artistic structures.

  • ”New alliances – body, nature and social relations”, Utzon Center, Aalborg 2011
  • "Dr K" was directed by Joachim Hamou at Uppsala Stadsteater 08
  • "Nomad Academy Goes Public", Sharjah Art Museum 2008
  • ”Nomad Academy Goes Florida”, Florida Atlantic University 2007

Modtjaba Sadria, Dr., Scientific Advisor (DK)

imageHas been professor at the Chuo University in Tokyo, professor at the Institute for the Study of Modern Muslim Civilizations in London. Since 2009 he is Honorary Professor of Monash University in Australia.
He created a think tank for knowledge excellence in Tehran and he initiated Space for Architecture, Urbanism and Culture in Iran. He is the co-ordinator of the Central Asia Study Group, an interdisciplinary and inter-institutional study group. His main areas of research are related to social and cultural transformations in Muslim societies, with a particular focus on cities.
His last edited book in English is Homogenization of Representations, 2011 (I.B.TAURIS, London) - and in Persian: Japan: Cooperation and Competition, 2011.

  • ”Iranian take on: Transition from Vitality to Livability in urban life beyond Urbanism”, ADEPT, Copenhagen 2012
  • “Meeting with Iran”, 2011 (concept)

Nousha Friis, Freelance curator (DK)

imageNousha has studied Gallery Management and Art Administration in New York, Art History in Rhode Island, Iranian Studies in Copenhagen, and Museum Studies in Paris. She has lived in Iran, United States, Saudi Arabia, France, Denmark, Japan, and Estonia. She has worked for public and private art institutions in New York and Copenhagen.She is good at spotting cultural gaps and aspires at closing them. At the moment, she is preoccupied with the idea of creating a forum in Denmark, where the vibrant, dynamic, exciting, engaging and globally significant art of the Middle East is represented in a sustained manner.

 

  • "Iranian take on: Transition from Vitality to Livability in urban life beyond Urbanism", ADEPT, Copenhagen, 2012
  • “Meeting with Iran”, 2011 (concept)

Richard Shusterman, Prof., Ph.D. (USA)

imageDorothy F. Schmidt Eminent Scholar Chair in the Humanities at Florida Atlantic University, where he directs the Center for Body, Mind, and Culture.  Richard Shusterman's research is deeply concerned with the topics of art, body, and environment.

  • ”New alliances – body, nature and social relations”, Utzon Center, Aalborg 2011
  • ”Embodied Experience”, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen 2011
  • "Dr. K", Uppsala (S) 2008
  • ”Nomad Academy Goes Florida”, Florida Atlantic University 2007

Mike Sandbothe, Prof. Dr. phil. habil. (D)

imageResearch Professor for Art, Body and Nature at the Faculty of Engineering, Science and Medicine of Aalborg University Denmark. Media-philosophical Supervisor of NOMAD ACADEMY Copenhagen and probono.tv Berlin/Cologne.

  • "Art, Body and Nature, Part 2", Center for Body, Mind, and Culture, Florida Atlantic University 2008 (initiator)
  • "Nomad Academy Goes Helsinki", University of Helsinki 2007 (initiator)
  • “Art, Body and Nature (Part 1)”, Mygdal Art Farm (DK) 2007 (initiator)
  • "Climate Change Cinema Copenhagen", Grand Theater, Copenhagen 2007 (initiator)