Biography

Sascha Crasnow is a San Diego-based art historian, writer, and curator. She is a PhD Candidate in Art History, Theory & Criticism at the University of California San Diego, focusing on contemporary art from the Middle East and North Africa. Her dissertation examines shifts in contemporary Palestinian art after the Second Intifada. She was the recipient of a Critical Language Scholarship for Arabic in 2012 (Rabat, Morocco) and 2013 (Amman, Jordan). She has conducted field research for her dissertation throughout historic Palestine with the support of an Artis Travel Grant, a UCSD Departmental Field Research Fellowship, and a UCSD Russell Grant. She has curated shows both in New York and San Diego, and her reviews and essays have appeared in publications including WhiteWall Magazine, Hyperallergic, Columbia’s "Interventions Journal", CAA.reviews and AMCA.