Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah
Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah is an arts administrator, curator, and researcher based in Washington, DC. Jadallah has been the Managing Director of Washington Studio School since 2018, and she has previously held senior-level positions at the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Art Fraud Insights, LLC, and International Arts and Artists. As an independent curator, exhibition producer, and researcher she has worked with numerous artists and exhibition partners including museums, galleries, non-profit organizations, and city-wide festivals to produce and curate exhibitions. She most recently curated Art in Isolation: Creativity in the Time of COVID-19 (2020) at the Middle East Institute and contributed a chapter on the history and contributions of Arab artists in Washington, DC to a forthcoming publication centering Arab artists in the canon of American art.
Jadallah received a BA in Integrative Studies (Arts and Culture) from the School of Integrative Studies at George Mason University, VA and certificates from SPEOS Photographic Institute Paris and Harvard Business School Online and is currently an MA Candidate in Arab Studies focusing on cultural diplomacy at Georgetown University, DC. She is a member of ArtTable Inc., the Brokering Intercultural Exchange Group, and Museum HUE. She was an inaugural Graduate Student Fellow at the Laboratory for Performance and Politics at Georgetown University in 2020, and a 2017 and 2019 D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities Artist Fellow.