Jack Persekian is the founding director of Anadiel Gallery, the Al-Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art in Jerusalem, and XEIN Productions. Prior to that he was Director and Head Curator of the Palestinian Museum (2012–2015); Director of Sharjah Art Foundation (2009–2011); Artistic Director of the Sharjah Biennial (2007–2011); and Head Curator of the Sharjah Biennial (2004–2007).
Persekian’s curatorial projects include: the Official Palestinian Representation to the São Paulo Bienal (1998), In weiter ferne, so nah, neue palastinensische kunst at Ifa Galleries in Bonn, Stuttgart, and Berlin (2002), Disorientation: Contemporary Arab Artists from the Middle East at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2003), Reconsidering Palestinian Art in Cuenca, Spain (2006), The Jerusalem Show in Jerusalem (2007 and 2009), and DisOrientation II: The Rise and Fall of Arab Cities, at Abu Dhabi Art (2009). He was chief curator of the 7th Sharjah Biennial (2005) and artistic director of the 8th and 9th Sharjah Biennials (2007 and 2009). He has also directed and produced the Millennium Celebrations in Bethlehem, in 2000 and the Palestinian Cultural Evening at the World Economic Forum in the Dead Sea, Jordan (2004).