Omar Kholeif

03:35

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

Watch More

Interviews
8 Videos
Interviews / Beirut, Lebanon 03:19

Karim Bekdache

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.

Interviews / New York, USA 05:34

Oddisee

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

Interviews / Dubai, UAE 02:48

Don Sankey

This British metalworker splits his time between his studio and the classroom in the UAE

Interviews / Muscat, Oman 03:53

Fatma Al Nabhani

Oman’s tennis player Fatma Al Nabhani finding solitude outside the court in her country’s sprawling landscapes

Interviews / London, UK 03:41

Alia Al-Senussi

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.

Interviews / London, UK 03:07

Muslim Beekeeping Project

An urban beekeeping project on the roof of this East London mosque

Interviews / Baghdad, Iraq 05:52

Zahraa Al-Baghdadi

A moment with Baghdad-based artist, Zahraa Al-Baghdadi.

Interviews / Newcastle, UK 03:09

Tina Gharavi

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.