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Based in Berlin, the Tehran-born, Gypsum Gallery digital artist Setareh Shahbazi draws inspiration from visual objects that surround her.
Based between Beirut and Paris, Ali Cherri is a video and installation artist, who focuses on recording and displaying multilayered narratives that revolve around delicate matters of heritage, archaeology, and conservation.
Represented by The Third Line in Dubai, Sherin Guirguis is an Egyptian-born, California-based visual artist.
Ayyam Gallery artist Farzad Kohan is a Tehran-born, Los Angeles-based painter and sculptor, whose text-infused, mixed media works explore the themes of identity, migration, and human emotion.
Born in 1993, Athr Gallery artist Basmah Felemban is a Saudi graphic designer, whose intricate artworks – from works on paper to installations – focus on Islamic art and calligraphy.
Ania Soliman is an interdisciplinary artist, based in Paris and New York, who has a research-based practice and works across a wide range of media such as drawing, video, text, installation and performance.
Recognized as one of the pioneers of modern Arab art, the London-based, Iraqi artist Dia Azzawi’s body of work spans over forty years.
In his work, artist and designer Amir H. Fallah explores the idea of creating someone’s portrait without showing their physical likeness.
Shezad Dawood is a London-based multi-media artist of Pakistani and Indian descent and winner of the 2011 edition of the Abraaj Group Art Prize.
Aya Haidar’s Lebanese roots as well as the history of the Middle East inform much of her multimedia practice. Based in London where she grew up, Haidar poses questions focused on memory, loss and migration.
Bennani combines the radically different cultures of Morocco and New York City with her invented cast of animated digital characters, immersing the viewer in an environment of brightly colored, geometric forms and surfaces.
Rabah’s work is laced with humour and wit as the Ramallah-based artist continues to offer his version of an alternative history through the invention of the fictional Palestinian Museum of Natural History and Humankind.
The Dubai-based Iranian artists are redefining the limits of their practice as individual artists and as a collaborative, fervently developing their work to tackle issues that constitute reality today.
Abdul Rahman Katanani uses Palestine as a metaphor for themes of hope, homeland, resilience and displacement as his subject matter.
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