Ghossein, Ahmad

Ghossein, Ahmad

Filmmaker

Ahmad Ghossein is a filmmaker, performer and is one of the founders of Maqamat Dance Theatre.

Girandola, Joe

Girandola, Joe

professional artist

Joe Girandola is a professional artist originally from Baltimore, USA.

Gordon, Colin James

Gordon, Colin James

Musician

Drummer and music producer Colin James Gordon sees music through the lens of an ethnomusicology background, looking to the past, present and future for inspiration.

Halaby, Tarek

Halaby, Tarek

Performer

Tarek Halaby is a Palestinian-American performer. After graduating from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance, he lived and worked in New York where he danced with a variety of companies and independent choreographers.

Hassan, Salah M.

Hassan, Salah M.

Art historian, Art Critic, Curator

Salah M. Hassan is an art historian, critic and curator whose work focuses on African and African Diaspora art history and visual cultures as well as the black intellectual tradition.

Kusama, Yayoi

Kusama, Yayoi

Artist, Performer, Sculptor

One of Japan’s foremost contemporary artists, Yayoi Kusama has forged a singular practice that spans over six decades.

Linyekula, Faustin

Linyekula, Faustin

Choreographer, dancer

Faustin Linyekula’s work as a choreographer, dancer and founder of Studios Kabako in Kisangani is intimately tied to the artist’s engagement with his home country.

Maceda, José

Maceda, José

Composer

José Maceda was a composer, pianist and ethnomusicologist who dedicated his life to the understanding and popularisation of Filipino traditional music.

Meyer-Keller, Eva

Meyer-Keller, Eva

Choreographer and performer

Eva Meyer-Keller is a versatile performance artist whose work often emerges from a point of transition between visual and performing arts.

Mriziga, Radouan

Mriziga, Radouan

Performer

Choreographer and dancer Radouan Mriziga’s performances explore the relationship between movement, construction and composition. 

Ne Jame, Adele

Ne Jame, Adele

Poet

In the 9th Sharjah Biennial, selections of poetry by Adele NeJame were exhibited alongside paintings of Hawaiian flowers by her daughter, the artist Melissa Chimera.

Ogata, Shinichiro

Ogata, Shinichiro

Designer

Shinichiro Ogata is a designer and restaurateur who heads up his own small design company called Simplicity.

Okeke-Agulu, Chika

Okeke-Agulu, Chika

Art Historian, Curator

Chika Okeke-Agulu specialises in indigenous, modern and contemporary African and African Disapora art history and theory.

Rihana Khadraoui, Wided

Rihana Khadraoui, Wided

Writer, Art Professional

Writer and art manager Wided Rihana Khadraoui works at the intersection of contemporary art and its production, research practice, and development theory in the Middle East and North Africa.

Sakaguchi, Kyohei

Sakaguchi, Kyohei

Artist, Architect

Kyohei Sakaguchi is an artist and architect, who works with used and discarded materials to create mobile structures.

Salim, Abdulraheem

Salim, Abdulraheem

1955, Dubai, UAE
Lives and works in Dubai, UAE

The painting and sculpture of Abdulraheem Salim reflect a fascination with both figurative and abstract forms and depict the artist’s longstanding engagement with Emirati culture and the history of the Arabian Gulf.

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