Adjaye, Sir David

Adjaye, Sir David

Architect

Sir David Adjaye OBE is recognised as a leading architect of his generation.

Alblooshi, Safeya

Alblooshi, Safeya

Musician, Artist

Safeya Alblooshi experiments with sound in the realms of manipulated field recordings, experimental composition and participatory performance.

Ali, Atteqa

Ali, Atteqa

Educator, Curator, Art Historian

Atteqa Ali’s work focuses on the use of historical references in art as well as collaborative and socially engaged art in the extended Middle East.

Alvarez, Mckie

Alvarez, Mckie

Musician

Mckie Alvarez is a musician, songwriter, dub-reggae producer, sound designer and DJ.

Ataya, Manal

Ataya, Manal

Art Professional, Speaker

Manal Ataya is a museum professional with over 15 years of senior executive experience in museum development and cultural diplomacy.

Ayoub, Elissa

Ayoub, Elissa

Filmmaker

Elissa Ayoub is a scholar and filmmaker who produces fiction and non-fiction films about the Middle East with a focus on women’s lives.

Belaza, Nacera

Belaza, Nacera

Choreographer and dancer

After studying French Literature and Film, choreographer and dancer, Nacera Belaza embraced dance as the medium through which she could best explore and express her aesthetic sensibilities.

Benohoud, Hicham

Benohoud, Hicham

Photographer

Hicham Benohoud works in photography, focusing on objects from his surroundings and employing unique display strategies.

Bulhiah, Mohammed Abdullah

Bulhiah, Mohammed Abdullah

Artist, Sculptor

The work of sculptor Mohammed Abdullah Bulhiah, constructed in metal, wood and stone, consists of both abstract forms and sculptures of Emirati wildlife.

Chaouachi, Alma

Chaouachi, Alma

Art Professional

Alma Chaouachi is an art historian whose research focuses on a post-colonial approach and discourse on art across the MENA region and the Islamic world.

Chopra, Nikhil

Chopra, Nikhil

Performance

Nikhil Chopra’s artistic practice draws upon approaches associated with theatre, portraiture, landscape drawing, sculpture and installation to chronicle the world through live performance.

David, Catherine

David, Catherine

Art Historian, Curator

Catherine David is deputy director of the Musée national d’Art moderne (MNAM) and head of the Research and Globalisation department at the Centre Georges Pompidou.

Diabate, Naminata

Diabate, Naminata

Art Professional

Naminata Diabate’s work seeks to redefine how we understand specific forms of embodied agency in the neoliberal present in global Africa.

Dika Seggerman, Alex

Dika Seggerman, Alex

Art Professional

Alex Dika Seggerman investigates the intersection of Islam and modernism in art history, including archival research on modern Middle Eastern art movements.

Ebotani, Papy

Ebotani, Papy

Performance

Papy Ebotani has been a dancer for over fifteen years.

El Miniawy, Sarah

El Miniawy, Sarah

Art Professional

Founder and director of Simsara Music PR & Management, Sarah El Miniawy works closely with a wide range of artists and organisations at the forefront of independent music in the Arab world.

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