Shaweesh, a Saudi-based artist and creative director, embraces change as a he strives to create new narratives in Saudi Arabia.
Artist and founder of the Beirut Art Residency, Amar A Zahr explains the importance of dialogue between artists and how residencies leave their imprint in the local community.
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.
Fashion designer Lara Khoury on her latest collection LK Beirut and Lebanon as a driving force for creativity.
The multi-faceted Mourad Mazouz has successfully teetered both the lines of food and fashion. At the heart of it all lies a personality who has a strong understanding of his culture’s intricacies as he boasts Momo as one of his latest successes.
Architect Tarik Al Zaharna explores his approach to materiality and space in the coastal Emirati town of Kalba.
Maha Sudairi talks about coming back to Jeddah and building a team of individuals that want to leave a mark with their work
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