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.
A visual artist and filmmaker, Eric Baudelaire’s recent projects have explored the possibility of self-invention and political imagining.
Rene Gabri is interested in the complex mechanisms which constitute the world around us.
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.
Artist, Writer, Speaker
Is an artist, writer and founder of the notfor-profit Art South Asia.
Is a journalist, writer and media specialist concerned with the Middle East.
A scholar and theorist of media, visual art, and literature, W. J. T. Mitchell is associated with the emergent fields of visual culture and iconology (the study of images across the media).
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.
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.
Rasha Salti is an independent Curator and freelance Writer, working and living between New York and Beirut.
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.
Is the founder of the architecture office Estce ainsi, a structure working to refocus the architectural practice on its political consequences and its possible participation in the reform of 'vivre ensemble' [living together].