Rose Issa is a curator, writer and producer, who has championed visual art and film from the Arab world and Iran for nearly 30 years. She has lived in Iran, Lebanon, and France and, for the last 25 years, London, where from her project space in Great Portland Street she showcases upcoming and established artists, and produces exhibitions and publications with public and private institutions worldwide.
Rose Issa was guest curator for numerous private and public institutions. She also advises public and private art institutions on their loans and acquisitions of contemporary artworks from the Middle East. She was also a Jury member for the National Pavilions at the 50th Venice Biennale (2003).