Maymanah Farhat is an art historian who has written widely on modern and contemporary Arab art. Her most recent publications include oversized monographs on seminal Palestinian painter Samia Halaby and leading Syrian painter Safwan Dahoul. As part of her ongoing research, she has begun working on a manuscript that examines the multidimensional nature of Islamic art as it relates to contemporary culture.

In addition to her extensive writing career, she has curated several group exhibitions in New York City, where she is based, and is currently a consultant with the New York Foundation for the Arts Doctor’s Hours program, a monthly service that is offered to local artists.