Melina Sabeti-Mehr is an independent arts curator and community programmer, writer, and film photographer. Her work focuses on social justice, transgenerational memory, and forms of storytelling. She is currently based in Toronto after previously living in Chicago and growing up in Abu Dhabi.

Melina graduated from the Master of Museum Studies program at the University of Toronto, where she concentrated on reframing art history and curatorial practices in opposition to historical and modern white supremacist frameworks. She also researched the development and implementation of accessible exhibition spaces and web interactions for gallery visitors. 

Melina has previously worked in research, programming, and curatorial positions for the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto, The Textile Museum of Canada, The Art Museum at the University of Toronto, and Hart House. A lifetime ago, she wrote a few accoladed film criticism essays, as well as a collection of poetry under the guidance of George Elliott Clarke. She currently works in aviation, hoping to one day get her private pilot's license. She is currently a Board Member for Roundtable Residency, staff member for The Asian Canadian Living Archive, and runs invisibilities zine.

Contact hello@melinamehr.com for collaborations, questions, or general discussions. CV available upon request.

Portrait by Rachel Kirstein