Anastas, Ayreen

Anastas, Ayreen

Artist

Brooklyn-based Ayreen Anastas uses text, film, video, audio and the internet to create work that focuses on legal and discursive shifts around differing notions of security and the subsequent effects on everyday life.

Baudelaire, Eric

Baudelaire, Eric

Filmmaker

A visual artist and filmmaker, Eric Baudelaire’s recent projects have explored the possibility
 of self-invention and political imagining.

Gabri, René

Gabri, René

Artist

Rene Gabri is interested in the complex mechanisms which constitute the world around us.

Gvinjia, Maxim

Gvinjia, Maxim

Speaker

Is the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Abkhazia.

Hourani, Khaled

Hourani, Khaled

Artist, Writer and Curator

Khaled Hourani is an artist, writer and curator.

Joo, Eungie

Joo, Eungie

Curator

Eungie Joo is curator of Contemporary Art at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) and was curator of Sharjah Biennial 12 (2015).

Khan, Hassan

Khan, Hassan

Artist, Writer

Hassan Khan is an artist, musician and writer.

Lenssen, Anneka

Lenssen, Anneka

Speaker

Is a historian of modern and contemporary art and theory of the Middle East and is Assistant Professor of Global Modern Art in the History of Art Department at the University of California, Berkeley.

Lookman, Mariah

Lookman, Mariah

Artist, Writer, Speaker

Is an artist, writer and founder of the notfor-profit Art South Asia.

Mei Shigenobu

Mei Shigenobu

Writer, Speaker

Is a journalist, writer and media specialist concerned with the Middle East.

Rifky, Sarah

Rifky, Sarah

Curator, Writer, Speaker

Is a writer, curator and co-founder of Beirut, a space of art in Cairo that thinks about institution building as a curatorial act.

Rukh, Lala

Rukh, Lala

Artist

Lala Rukh’s eclectic interests combined with her passion for the sea can be seen in her drawings as a sustained inquiry into the dialectics of form and meaning and politics of representation.

Salti, Rasha

Salti, Rasha

Curator, Writer

Rasha Salti is an independent Curator and freelance Writer, working and living between New York and Beirut.

Thomas Mitchell, WJ

Thomas Mitchell, WJ

Speaker

Is Professor of English and Art History at the University of Chicago.

Traboulsi, Fawwaz

Traboulsi, Fawwaz

Speaker

Is associate professor of Political Science and History at the American University of Beirut, as well as a journalist and editor of the quarterly journal Bidayat.

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