The Forum Fellows endeavored to formulate criteria, definitions and discourses pertaining to contemporary art curating. Curators take pride in the idea that their profession defies clear categorization. And yet a certain number of historical developments, professional narratives and institutional prerogatives do point toward a surprisingly clear set of curatorial specificities. Our group discerned these traits and also aimed to understand why they are so arduously dissimulated. At the same time, the session attempted to account for conditions the fellows are facing as curators within their own respective contexts. It was kindly supported by the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC).