Mara Hassan is a curator, writer, and art historian.

She is currently pursuing a PhD in the Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University. 
Her research centers anti-portraiture, detritus, critical theory, and transgendered ontologies.  
She holds a BA in Art History and Queer Studies from UCLA.

She was a 2021-2022 post-baccalaureate fellow in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh.
There, she wrote a culminating thesis titled “Morphological Freedom: Greer Lankton’s Abstract Works,” using Lankton’s understudied archive held in Pittsburgh’s The Mattress Factory.  

Current writing projects include: entry texts for the 2024 Whitney Biennial catalogue and a long-form essay on death, memory, and place.