Selected Recent Publications

 

GALLERY TEXTS

Botanist of Letters, Wissam Shawkat, Inside/Outside, XVA Gallery, Dubai, 2017

Seamless Loop, Wafa Bint Hasher Al Maktoum, Meem Gallery, Dubai, 2016


Shifting Boundaries, Camille Zakharia, Cuadro Gallery, Dubai, 2016


And I, Will I Forget, Manal Al Dowayan, Cuadro Gallery, Dubai, 2016


Three Solo Exhibitions by Nasir Nasrallah, Zeinab Al Hashemi, and Ammar Al Attar, Cuadro Gallery, Dubai, 2015


Syrian Childhood Unmasked, Mohannad Orabi, Ayyam Gallery Publishing, Dubai 2015


What is Known, Monther Jawabreh, Villa des Arts de Rabat, 2015

 

REVIEWS

Artist Tammam Azzam takes us on Syria’s road into hell, The National, 2016


Walking Down Syria’s Darkening Road, Tammam Azzam, Selections Magazine, The One on One Issue, 2016


Nature of the Future: Zaha Haddid’s Retrospective in Dubai, Selections Magazine, The One on One Issue, 2016


Surrender and Control: Dia Azzawi, Harper’s Bazaar Art Arabia, Issue 19, 2015


Typing Syria: Whatsapp as Performance Art or Awareness Campaign? ArtSlant, 2015


Melting Machismo: Nadia Kaabi-Linke’s Fahrenheit 311, ArtSlant, 2015


Gulf Artist Collective Brings Their Diplomatic Parody to the Middle East: GCC, ArtSlant, 2014


Gallery Isabelle Van den Eynde Hosts Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian, The National, 2014

 

OPINION PIECES

Art Dubai Modern Turns Tables on Gender Stereotyping in the Middle East, ArtSlant, 2016


Fighting ISIL Iconoclasm with Art and 3D Printers, ArtSlant ICON Issue, 2015


From the Harem to the Revolution: Worn Out Images of Middle Eastern Women in Art, ArtSlant, 2015


The Louvre Abu Dhabi: Prestige Project or Paradigm Shift? ArtSlant, 2015


Towards a Culture of Critique in the Visual Arts of the Gulf Region, Contemporary Practices, Visual Arts From the Middle East, Vol. XVI, 2015

 

ARTIST INTERVIEWS/PROFILES

Architectural Digest Tastemakers: Explore Sheikha Lateefa’s story-filled art, Architectural Digest (Middle East Edition), March/April, 2017

A Certain Shade of Blue: In the studio with cornerstone Emirati painter Abdul Qader Al Rais, Architectural Digest (Middle East Edition), May/June, 2016


The Storyteller: A few words on Leila Alaoui (with Shirin Neshat), Selections Magazine, 2016


Guerilla Twin Photographers: Husain and Hasan Esop’s South Africa, Harper’s Bazaar Art Arabia, 2016


Metro Manila Meets Dubai: Curator Ringo Bunoan Talks Art Dubai’s Philippines Focus, ArtSlant, 2016


Capturing Moments of Transition: Rania Matar, Selections Magazine, The Interventions Issue, 2016


Ceramics and the F Word: Ghada Amer on Feminism, new frontier mediums, and her opening show at Dubai’s Leila Heller Gallery, Selections Magazine, The Interventions Issue, 2016


The Dangerous Book: Hadieh Shafie, Selections Magazine, The Colour Issue, 2015


Innovating Tradition: Faig Ahmed Talks Carpets and Community from His Baku Studio, ArtSlant, 2015


Unapologetically Shurooq: The Kuwaiti Artist Discusses Her Tabeau Tableaux, Bitch Magazine, The Law and Order Issue, 2015


With New Paintings Adel Abidin Questions the Perception of Arabic-Speaking Media, ArtSlant, 2015


Colour and Material, Including profiles of Nadim Karam, Hadieh Shafie, and Hoda Tawakol, Selections Magazine, The Colour Issue, 2015


In Favour of Curious Talent: Profiles of 10 Artists Curated by Danna Lorch, Selections Magazine, The Curious Issue, 2015


The Illusion of Repetition: In conversation with land artist Mohammed Ahmed Ibrahim, Contemporary Practices, Visual Arts from the Middle East, Vol. XVI, 2015


Trajectories: The first major exhibition of Pakistani and Indian printmaking in the Middle East, Indian Contemporary Art Journal, Vol. 14, 2015


The Moving Studio: A Conversation with Hazem Harb, ArtSlant, 2015


The Model Studio: Sound Artists Fari Bradley and Chris Weaver in Conversation, ArtSlant, 2015


The Worker’s Trap: An Interview with Sara Rahbar, Jadaliyya, 2015


Sueraya Shaheen: A Photographer Among Artists Contemporary Practices, Vol XV


A Street Artist Tackles Sculpture: In the Studio with eL Seed, Artslant, 2014


Within the Otherworldly: Artist Profile of Shadia Alem: Co-Authored with Myrna Ayad, Canvas Magazine, 2014

 

THE ART MARKET

artnet Opens its Inaugural Sale of Contemporary Middle Eastern Art. The National. Art Blog, 2017

Under The Hammer: This Season’s Auction Highlights, Selections Magazine, The One on One Issue, 2016


Bidding Basics: Bonham’s Nima Sagharchi shares some tips for budding collectors, Selections Magazine, The Details Issue, 2015


Hammering Home in Dubai: Christie’s heads towards its 10th year, Selections, The Details Issue, 2015


Putting You in the Picture: Investing in the UAE Art Market, The National, Money Section, 2014

 

FEATURES

Architectural Digest Portfolio: Bohemian Rhapsody (Tarek Moukaddem), Architectural Digest (Middle East), March/April 2017

Not just a luxury capital: the changing cultural landscape of Dubai, VOGUE (India) 2016


Broad Brushstrokes, Stylist explores the formidable female presence at Art Dubai, Stylist Arabia, 2016


The Best Non-Profit Art Spaces in the UAE, ArtSlant, 2016


In Dubai’s Expanding Arts District a new Foundation Celebrates the Patron-Artist Relationship, ArtSlant, 2016


Our Picks of the best fairs, gallery openings, and exhibitions of 2016, The National, 2016, Weekend Edition


Arabian Artscape: The United Arab Emirates’ Nascent Art Scene, Public Art Review, Fall/Winter, 2015


Seven Things not to miss at Abu Dhabi Art, The National, 2015


Highlights of Abu Dhabi Art: how the 7th edition will bring art to life, The National, 2015 What’s in Store: A Preview of Abu Dhabi Art’s 2016 edition, The National, 2015


Abu Dhabi Art promises an immersive experience at Manarat Al Saadiyat, The National, 2015


What’s New and back by popular demand at Abu Dhabi Art, The National, 2015


Contemporary Tehran: Istanbul’s Iranian Gallery Focus Shows an Art Scene on the Rise, ArtSlant, 2016


The Secret Playlist: Selections explores the way in which music influences 10 contemporary artists’ studio practices in a special series curated by Danna Lorch, Selections, The Playtime Issue, 2015


Postcard from Baku: Azerbaijan’s Rising Contemporary Art Scene, ArtSlant, 2015


Khaled Jarrar Paints a Rainbow: The West Bank Mural That Spurred a Fierce Debate About Oppression, ArtSlant, 2015


Is Beirut Going Blank? New National Policy Threatens City’s Street Art, ArtSlant, 2015


Unbridled Growth: Art in the Gulf Region from Thesiger to Today, Selections, The Art Issue, 2015


Preview: MENAM at Armory 2015, ArtSlant, 2015


Dubai’s Precocious Gallery Scene Expands, ArtSlant, 2015


Local Knowledge: Sharjah Art Foundation, Open Skies Magazine, Motivate Publishing, 2014


The Making of a Pop Art Clutch: Guest Blogger, VOGUE India, 2014


Uncommon Dubai: Lost in Al Quoz (Book Chapter), Uncommon Guidebooks, 2014


The Djerbahood Project: In Conversation with the People of Tunisia, ArtSlant, 2014


‘Walls of Freedom’ Documents The Egyptian Revolution, ArtSlant, 2014


The Legacy of Arab Film at Cannes, Style.Com/Arabia, 2014


The Art of Henna: A History, Style.com/Arabia, 2014


Creative Community: Profiles of the People who are Shaping Dubai’s Art Scene, Open Skies Magazine, Motivate Publishing, 2014


The Rise of Dubai Street Art, Open Skies Magazine, Motivate Publishing, 2014