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Sharif, Hassan

A pioneer of conceptual art and experimental practice in the Middle East, Hassan Sharif explored form, time, social action and mathematical systems throughout his career.

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Sharif, Hassan
Abu Abdullah, Sarah

Abu Abdullah, Sarah

Artist

Initially trained as a painter, Sarah Abu Abdallah was later attracted to the documentary capacities of the camera, as well as the possibilities inherent in video and performance, and now creates works in multiple media.

Abu Hamdan, Lawrence

Abu Hamdan, Lawrence

Lawrence Abu Hamdan is an artist, ‘private ear’ and fellow at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, The New School, New York.

Abuarafeh, Noor

Abuarafeh, Noor

Noor Abuarafeh’s works explore imagination and history, focusing on how history is documented, read and perceived as well as the possibility of using imagination and history to predict the future.

Adnan, Etel

Adnan, Etel

Artist

A respected writer, poet and playwright, Etel Adnan’s engagement with the social world of language is a vital part of a larger, complex practice that includes painting, drawing, tapestry design and a hybrid mixture of writing, drawing and painting – the leporello.

Afif, Saâdane

Afif, Saâdane

Artist

Saâdane Afif’s installations often combine ready-made objects with appropriated popular music.

Afifi, Talal

Afifi, Talal

curator

Talal Afifi is a film curator, creative producer, director and Coordinator of the Sudan Film Factory at the Goethe Institut-Sudan.

Agarwal, Ravi

Agarwal, Ravi

Artist, Curator, Writer

Ravi Agarwal is an Artist, Curator, Writer and environmental activist. He explores issues of urban space, ecology, capital and globalisation in photographs, text, video, performance and site-specific installations.

Agnel, Sophie

Agnel, Sophie

Artist

A classically trained pianist who later turned to jazz, Sophie Agnel approaches the piano from every sonic angle, considering keys, strings and board simultaneously.

Ahmady, Leeza

Ahmady, Leeza

Curator and Founder, Field Meeting

she is a curator and educator noted for directing Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) platform.

Aidabi, Yousef

Aidabi, Yousef

Writer

Dr Yousef Aidabi is currently the Advisor at the Dr Sultan Al Qasimi Centre for Gulf Studies.

Karim Aïnouz is a Brazilian-Algerian filmmaker and visual artist. He holds a degree in Architecture from the University of Brasilia and in Cinema Studies from New York University.

Aivazian, Haig

Aivazian, Haig

Artist, Curator and Writer

Haig Aivazian is an Artist, Curator and Writer currently based in Chicago.

Akhavan, Abbas

Akhavan, Abbas

Artist

Abbas Akhavan's work comprises of site-specific installations, drawing, video and performance.

Akhøj, Kasper

Akhøj, Kasper

Artist

Kasper Akhøj’s work is situated in the realm of conceptual storytelling, exploring objects, situations and residual histories of art, design, architecture and the institutions that present them.

Akomfrah, John

Akomfrah, John

Artist

A Super 8 enthusiast in his teenage years, John Akomfrah was influenced by the art-house cinemas of postwar Europe, India and Japan that he encountered during the late 1970s.

Al Ansari, Ahmed

Al Ansari, Ahmed

Artist

Ahmed Al Ansari’s paintings explore the artist’s memories of the Emirati landscape and architecture of his childhood.

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