Wassan Al-Khudhairi is the chief curator at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis where she has organized numerous exhibitions including those with Derek Fordjour, Stephanie Syjuco, Bethany Collins, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Guan Xiao, Hayv Kahraman, Trenton Doyle Hancock, and SUPERFLEX. Prior to her position at CAM, Al-Khudhairi was the Hugh Kaul curator of modern and contemporary art at the Birmingham Museum of Art where she organized the first large-scale exhibition of the museum’s contemporary collection, Third Space / Shifting Conversations About Contemporary Art. Al- Khudhairi was invited to be a curator for the 6th Asian Art Biennial in Taiwan in 2017 and co-artistic director for the 9th Gwangju Biennial in South Korea in 2012. Serving as the founding director of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Qatar, Al-Khudhairi oversaw the opening of the museum in 2010 and co-curated the first presentation of its collection, Sajjil: A Century of Modern Art, and curated Cai Guo-Qiang: Saraab. She holds a BA in Art History from Georgia State University and an MA with Distinction from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. Al-Khudhairi served as a Pew Fellowships panelist in 2022.