PhD; African Art

Tina Barouti is a Ph.D. recipient from the History of Art and Architecture at Boston University specializing in modern and contemporary Arab and African art. In 2015, she received her M.A. at Boston University, where she focused on photography during Algeria’s civil war of the nineties. In 2017-2019, Barouti conducted fieldwork in Morocco for her dissertation on the history of L’Institut National des Beaux-Arts (The National Institute of Fine Arts) in Tetouan, Morocco with the support of a U.S. Student Fulbright Fellowship, a U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarship, a Boston University Graduate Research Abroad Fellowship, and a Boston University Graduate Arts Research Grant. Currently, Barouti is the editorial and curatorial researcher for a 2021 exhibition on modern and contemporary Moroccan art at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, a consultant for Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, and a researcher for the Association of Modern and Contemporary Art from the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey’s “Mapping Art Histories” project supported by the Getty Foundation’s Connecting Art Histories initiative. In 2019, Barouti participated in The Center for Curatorial Leadership Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice.

Research Interests:

  • Modern and Contemporary Art from Africa and the Arab World
  • Photography
  • Museums and Institutions

MA Paper:
“‘Qui a Tué Qui’ and ‘Who is Omar D?’: Photographing Algeria’s Post-War Culture of Anxiety in Devoir de Mémoire”

Dissertation:
“A Critical Moroccan Chronology: The National Institute of Fine Arts in Tetouan Since 1946″