Jalal Toufic (Lebanese, b. 1962) is a thinker, writer and artist. He was born in 1962 in Beirut or Baghdad and died before dying in 1989 in Evanston, Illinois. He is a professor of film studies at the American University in Cairo. He has made essay films and conceptual films and is the author of What Was I Thinking? (e-flux journal, Sternberg Press, 2017); The Dancer’s Two Bodies (Sharjah Art Foundation, 2015); Forthcoming (2nd ed., e-flux journal, Sternberg Press, 2014); and What Were You Thinking? (Berliner Künstlerprogramm/DAAD, 2011). His work has been included in Sharjah Biennials 6, 10, and 11; 9th Shanghai Biennale; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Centre Pompidou, Paris; MoMA PS1, Brooklyn; and MAXXI, Rome. He was a guest of the Artists-in-Berlin Program of the DAAD in 2011, and Director of the School of Visual Arts at the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts, Alba 2015-2018.