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)

Abou El Fetouh, Tarek

Abou El Fetouh, Tarek

Curator

Tarek Abou El Fetouh is an independent curator who has established innovative initiatives in the Arab world and has sought to develop conversations among practitioners both regionally and internationally.

Akomfrah, John

Akomfrah, John

Artist

John Akomfrah’s works are characterised by their investigations into memory, post-colonialism, temporality and aesthetics and often explore the experiences of migrant diasporas globally.

Al Mualla, Noora

Al Mualla, Noora

Noora Al Mualla is Art Centres Manager, and curator of modern Arab art at Sharjah Art Foundation (2016–present)

Al Qasimi, Hoor

Al Qasimi, Hoor

Director, Sharjah Art Foundation

President and Director of Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF), is a curator who established Sharjah Art Foundation in 2009 as a catalyst and advocate for the role of art in Sharjah, the UAE, regionally and internationally.

Alkadhi, Rheim

Alkadhi, Rheim

Artist

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

Ansari, Saira

Ansari, Saira

1982, São Paulo
Lives and works in Sharjah

Saira Ansari is a researcher and writer who focuses on South Asian art history and publishing.

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.

Atassi, Mohammad Ali

Atassi, Mohammad Ali

Writer, Filmmaker

Mohammad Ali Atassi is a journalist and documentary filmmaker.

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.

De Rivero, Manuel

De Rivero, Manuel

Speaker

Architect and urbanist Manuel de Rivero is co-founder of 51-1 Arquitectos, an architecture studio based in Lima, Peru, and Supersudaca, an international collective for urban research.

Diawara, Manthia

Diawara, Manthia

Writer, Filmmaker

Manthia Diawara is a writer, filmmaker, cultural theorist and art historian.

El Mousfy, Mona

El Mousfy, Mona

Architect

Mona El Mousfy is an architect focusing on cultural spaces and dwellings.

Gupta, Shilpa

Gupta, Shilpa

Artist

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

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