Dr. Michaela Kamburowa
Dr. Michaela Kamburowa, cultural scientist and art historian, discovered her fascination for art and culture of the Middle East co-curating the exhibition “DisORIENTation – Contemporary Arab Artists from the Middle East” in 2003 at Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt. The regions cultural facets were opened up to her in a way that she was not able to let go of. Shortly thereafter, she traveled to Lebanon and Syria on study trips, meeting architects, urban planners, historians and artists, focusing on the subject of perception of public space in Beirut and Damascus.
After participating in other exhibition projects in Berlin galleries and at the museum kunst palast in Duesseldorf, she moved to Doha in 2010, working as the exhibition manager of the Qatar Museum Authority. From 2010 to the end of 2011, Dr. Komburowa was heading the renowned QM Gallery at Katara Cultural village.
Kamburowa’s observations on the current situations in art and cultural policy in the Middle East, and in Qatar in particular, led to numerous articles, for example http://universes-in-universe.org/eng/nafas/articles/2010/my_fathers_house, http://www.goethe.de/ges/phi/prj/ffs/the/a96/de8626508.htm.
At hogrefe Consult, Dr. Michaela Komburowa heads the areas of art and culture.
Dr. Kamburowa is commissioner for culture of the German- Qatari Association. (www.dqgev.de)