Bassam El Baroni (born 1974) is a curator, an art critic, and the director of the non-profit art space Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum, which he co-founded in late 2005. He is also a PhD researcher in the Curatorial/Knowledge program at Goldsmiths, University of London, London. El Baroni is co-curating Norway’s Lofoten International Art Festival, Lofoten Islands, 2013 and recently curated the group exhibition When it Stops Dripping from the Ceiling (An Exhibition That Thinks About Edification), Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, 2012. In addition, he was co-curator of Manifesta 8, 2010, Murcia. His other projects include: the ongoing online collaboration The ARPANET Dialogues (with Jeremy Beaudry and Nav Haq), 2010–present; the publication Fifteen Ways to Leave Badiou (2011); and the exhibition Trapped in Amber (co-curated with Helga-Marie Nordby), UKS, Oslo, 2009. El Baroni lives and works in Alexandria.