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 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.
Bringing his passion for art from the West to East, William Wells moved to Cairo more than 25 years ago where he founded Townhouse Gallery. Founded in 1998, the gallery has sparked the city’s burgeoning art scene and has made Wells an integral player in nurturing and supporting creativity in Egypt.
A moment with Baghdad-based artist, Zahraa Al-Baghdadi.
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
Contemporary artist, Kamrooz Aram, talks about the influence of Middle Eastern patterns and aesthetics, the relationship between objects and its space, and the way galleries can stimulate an emotional experience.
Architect Tarik Al Zaharna explores his approach to materiality and space in the coastal Emirati town of Kalba.
Based in Montreal but with strong ties to Dubai and the Middle East, The Narcicyst combines lyrical flow with an educated meaning. Hip-Hop has become a veritable tool of communication and empowerment for The Narcicyst as he sees few equals in the prevalent topics that surround the community.
Young architect Noura Al Sayeh is changing the face of Bahrain by rehabilitating its existing urban fabric