Bashaprojects presents a selection of  the multivalent projects of curator and cultural producer Regine Basha. It serves as a virtual compendium of curated exhibitions, public art projects and collaborations, texts and broadcasts from the late 1990s until today. It also hosts the music archive Tuning Baghdad and her Podcast with Reboot Studios, Kitchen Radio, both media projects related to her family's Iraqi-Jewish heritage. Basha’s curatorial focus has very often been interdisciplinary and site-specific; some of her projects involve working in close collaboration with teams to activate a town or a neighborhood with sound and art (The Marfa Sessions) street interventions (Without you I’m Nothing), Istanbul); investigate heritage buildings (The Old Bronx Borough Courthouse); create engagements in public parks (ShowUp); share historical knowledge through food (Dar Al Sulh); or bring thoughtful art into corporate offices (Speculative Futures at Bloomberg Financial) and private homes (Testsite, Austin). Since the early 2000s she has also been keenly interested in contemporary artists around the world who consider sound and audio as artistic material, and she has produced several exhibitions, (beginning with Treble) exploring this modality.

Basha studied Studio Art and Art History at New York University and Concordia University Montreal and she completed her M.A from Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, NY. Her career began in Montreal as Director of the SBC Gallery from 1992-1995. After  graduating from Bard CCS in 1996, she remained mostly New York-based until 2021 whilst also working itinerantly on independent projects in other cities such as Austin, Marfa, Istanbul, Mexico City, Berlin and recently in Tangier. From 2002–2008, she was curator of Arthouse at the Jones Center, (now The Contemporary Austin) as well as co-founder of Fluent~Collaborative, a private initiative supporting artists and writers. She also held the post of Cultural Affairs Officer for the Canadian Consulate in New York, and later became Director of Residencies for Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, a rising interdisciplinary residency program hosting visual artists, musicians, tech artists and scientists. 

Through Basha Consulting she helps other arts and cultural organizations scale up and/or realize new programs and initiatives such as art residencies and curatorial research fellowships. With her particular experience working with both global and local  communities, she also facilitates out-of-the-box creative partnerships, engaging fields such as science or eco-initiatives, as well as international cultural collaborations. 

Over the years as educator, residency director and mentor, she has also developed a deeply-engaged practice as a private one-on-one coach with artists in all stages of their career. Whether focusing on project development, application support or public image ideation, her coaching aims to bring clarity to an artists’ practice. She has been an advisor to students at Columbia University MFA programs, School of Visual Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, CCS Bard Curatorial Program, as well as mentor to seasoned artists in established residencies such as Pioneer Works, RU Residency, Art OMI, Interlude Residency NY,  LMCC, Galveston Art Residency and several others. 

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