Growing up searching for his own voice, Manilow Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Omar Kholeif talks about how geography and personal experience drive his passion and practice.
– Made possible by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Earning his education in Paris, Beirut-based Karim Bekdache looked to influence the region’s creative landscape with his own brand of architecture. Starting Karim Bekdache studio, he looks to re-appropriate vintage design through his own eyes.
Rapper and producer Oddisee talks to Brownbook on diaspora identity and how his music is shaped by everything from field hymns to Khartoum wedding music
This British metalworker splits his time between his studio and the classroom in the UAE
Oman’s tennis player Fatma Al Nabhani finding solitude outside the court in her country’s sprawling landscapes
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.
An urban beekeeping project on the roof of this East London mosque
A moment with Baghdad-based artist, Zahraa Al-Baghdadi.
The Iranian-British-American film director, screenwriter and university professor Tina Gharavi is currently making a gangster film about Iranian women in 1980s Paris. She speaks to Brownbook on collective amnesia, the lack of empathetic storytelling, and why she relocated to Newcastle, UK.