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Tor Seidel

Tor Seidel is a Lecturer at the College of Fine Arts and Design at the University of Sharjah since 2017, responsible for the Photography and Video Art course.

A German artist with many years of experience in gallery and exhibition activity. Tor is also active as a filmmaker and art book author. Studied fine arts and then philosophy, earning an M.A. In his work as an artist, photographer, filmmaker and curator, he has traveled to Europe, Asia, Africa and the Mena region, where he has worked since 2013.

He has published two books on the UAE, “The Dubai”, (Hatje – Cantz 2015), “Mannequins”, (Kerber 2018), and has exhibited in Dubai, London, Miami, Berlin, Sharjah and Venice, among others. Kerber Verlag published another artist book by Tor, “In Uncharted Territories,” to accompany his first institutional solo exhibition in the UAE at Maraya Art Center in 2020.

Presence and awards at prestigious film festivals and photography book fairs. Continuous curation of art exhibitions in galleries and at institutional level.