Samar Ziadat is a freelance curator, educator and activist based in Glasgow, Scotland. She is the Director of Dardishi Festival, a festival of Arab and North African womxn’s art. Currently, she is also an arts programmer at Glasgow Zine Library and the Scottish Queer International Film Festival. Her community-focused practice centres on issues of decoloniality and queerness; presenting talks, delivering workshops, producing zines and programming events that explore the hidden histories and narratives of marginalised and underrepresented communities. She graduated from the University of Kent with First Class Joint Honours in English Literature and Art History, and holds an MSc from the University of Edinburgh in Modern and Contemporary Art History, Curating and Criticism.