Paul Faber is an art historian, exhibition maker, and writer. He studied art history at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) with secondary subjects in African History and Cultural Anthropology. After his studies, he taught art history at the Rietveld Academy and the University of Amsterdam. From 1986 to 1997 he was connected to the Wereldmuseum in Rotterdam. There, he worked as coordinator of Public Service, and later on as Head Presentations, and in 2016, he worked as a guest curator.
From 1997 to 2014, Faber was the senior conservator for the Africa department at the Tropenmuseum as conservator Africa. For this role, he established important expansions of the collection, particularly in the fields of popular art and design. He also collaborated on the exhibition Vodou, Art and Mystique from Haïti in 2008.
At Framer Framed, Faber also participated in the panel discussion The View of the Artist, to explore the roles artists have in shaping the representation of non-western art. In 2017, Paul Faber gave a lecture the Modern Surinamese Art, 1945-1980 for Framer Framed on 14 April.
He often publishes on the topic of African art and culture, and about popular culture and modern art in a broader sense. Next to this he is involved with various international collaboration projects with museums in Benin, Zambia, Kenya, South-Africa and Ghana.