Rose Issa, curator, publisher and writer talks about becoming a catalyst for visual arts and films in the Arab world
Salma Tuqan has earned respect and admiration for her work in promoting and curating Middle Eastern art. Having worked as the Artistic Director at Contemparabia amounng other notable exploits, she in undoubtedly an important contributor to the Middle Eastern art landscape.
Born in Washington DC to a Libyan father and American mother, Alia Al-Senussi is part of the Tate Committee for Middle Eastern and North African Acquisitions. Having worked in commercial art for three years, she has immersed herself in the world of non-profit art education. She is helping to integrate Libya into the art and culture boom that the Middle East has experienced.
Born in Morocco, Hassan Hajjaj made the move to London at the age of 14 where he quickly assimilated into the vibrant local music scene. Hajjaj has gone on to become well-known for his ability to juxtapose European and Arabic influences through his various platforms.
Brownbook finds out what’s buzzing on the roofs of London’s mosques
On his houseboat in Hackney Wick, a Kuwaiti artist and teenage runaway enjoys life off the grid
Anissa Helou on a life of style, from Hamra to a Sicilian hillside
Originally founded in Kamal Rasool’s Bahrain bedroom, Flamingods’ new album evokes distant lands through noise, tribal and freaked folk sounds