List of Participants

Tarek Abou El Fetouh (curator)
John Akomfrah (artist and filmmaker)
Rheim Alkadhi (artist)
Noora Al Mualla (Curator of Modern Arab Art, Sharjah Art Foundation)
Monira Al Qadiri (artist)
Hoor Al Qasimi (Director, Sharjah Art Foundation)
Saira Ansari (Researcher, Sharjah Art Foundation)
Rasheed Araeen (artist)
Marwa Arsanios (artist)
Mohammad Ali Atassi (Director, Bidayyat)
Sarnath Banerjee (artist, writer and graphic novelist)
Daniel Blanga Gubbay (Researcher and Curator, Aleppo.eu)
Yaminay Chaudhri (artist and Co-founder, Tentative Collective)
Ali Cherri (artist)
Manuel de Rivero (Co-founder, Supersudaca)
Manthia Diawara (University Professor and Director, Institute of African American Affairs, New York University)
Mona El Mousfy (Founder and Managing Director, SpaceContinuum)
Shilpa Gupta (artist)
Ayesha Hameed (artist and Lecturer, Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths College)
Dale Harding (artist)
Salah Hassan (Goldwin Smith Professor and Director, Institute for Comparative Modernities, Cornell University)
Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim (artist)
Saba Innab (artist and architect)
Eungie Joo (Curator of Contemporary Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art)
Butheina Kazim (Co-founder, Cinema Akil)
Maha Maamoun (artist)
Ahmed Mater (artist)
Almagul Menlibayeva (artist)
Sally Mizrachi (Co-founder, lugar a dudas)
Naeem Mohaiemen (artist)
Paribartana Mohanty (artist)
Aram Moshayedi (Curator, Hammer Museum)
Hania Mroué (Founder and Director, Metropolis Art Cinema)
Neo Muyanga (composer and musician)
Zeynep Öz (curator)
Claudia Pagès (artist)
Sharmini Pereira (Founder and Director, Raking Leaves)
Filipa Ramos (Co-curator, Vdrome)
Uzma Rizvi (Associate Professor, Anthropology and Urban Studies, Pratt Institute)
Abir Saksouk (Architect, Public Works)
Larissa Sansour (artist)
Mario Santanilla (artist)
Zineb Sedira (artist)
Wael Shawky (artist)
Reem Shilleh (Co-founder, Subversive Film)
Martine Syms (artist)
Yoshiharu Tsukamoto (Co-founder, Atelier Bow-Wow)
Alper Turan (Co-founder, DAS Art Project)
Deepak Unnikrishnan (writer)
Antonio Vega Macotela (artist)
Hajra Waheed (artist)
Ala Younis (artist and curator)

Akomfrah, John

Akomfrah, John

Artist

In his gallery installations as well as stand-alone films, artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah explores the histories and legacies of the African diaspora in Europe, considering issues of identity, memory and displacement.

Alkadhi, Rheim

Alkadhi, Rheim

Artist

Rheim Alkadhi works with images, texts, objects and by interposing the body in decidedly unfixed conditions.

Araeen, Rasheed

Araeen, Rasheed

Artist

Rasheed Araeen is widely considered to be an early pioneer and practitioner of minimalism.

Arsanios, Marwa

Arsanios, Marwa

Artist

Marwa Arsanios is an artist, filmmaker and researcher who reconsiders the Middle Eastern politics of the mid-twentieth century from a contemporary perspective.

Banerjee, Sarnath

Banerjee, Sarnath

Artist

The work of filmmaker, artist and graphic novelist Sarnath Banerjee explores the contradictions of daily life in contemporary India.

Cherri, Ali

Cherri, Ali

1976, Beirut
Lives and works between Beirut and Paris

Installation and video artist Ali Cherri’s varied practice focuses on documenting and presenting heritage and environment in Lebanon and other Middle Eastern countries.

Gupta, Shilpa

Gupta, Shilpa

Artist

Contemporary artist Shilpa Gupta has engaged with art in its participatory, interactive and public dimensions for over two decades.

Ibrahim, Mohamed Ahmed

Ibrahim, Mohamed Ahmed

Artist

Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim is a conceptual artist whose main interests are working with natural materials and creating land art.

Maamoun, Maha

Maamoun, Maha

Artist

Maha Maamoun is an artist who works primarily with the mediums of text, photography and video.

Macotela, Antonio Vega

Macotela, Antonio Vega

Artist

Antonio Vega Macotela works in a multidisciplinary, site-specific and research-based art practice.

Mater, Ahmed

Mater, Ahmed

Artist

Informed by his education and work as a medical doctor as well as the social, religious and historical contexts of Saudi Arabia, Ahmed Mater’s practice explores the narratives of Islamic culture in an era of globalisation, consumerism and flux.

Menlibayeva, Almagul

Menlibayeva, Almagul

Artist

Almagul Menlibayeva is a contemporary artist and photographer who works simultaneously in painting, graphic art, performances, installations and videos.

Mohaiemen, Naeem

Mohaiemen, Naeem

Artist, Writer

Naeem Mohaiemen uses film and essays to research defeated left utopias, framed by the periods of Decolonization and World Socialism

Pagès, Claudia

Pagès, Claudia

Artist

Claudia Pagès’ practice addresses the effects of language, organisation and popular culture on social relationships and community structures.

Sansour, Larissa

Sansour, Larissa

Artist

Working mainly in film, Larissa Sansour also produces installations, photos and sculptures.

Santanilla, Mario

Santanilla, Mario

Artist

Mario Santanilla’s work questions the natural and social structures that surround contemporary subjects.

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