Al Anood Al Obeidli

Al Anood Al Obeidli, born in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emitates. He works primarily in collage producing works that are almost sculptural in form.

Samia Halaby

Samia Halaby is a leading figure in the abstraction movement in the Arab world and a preeminent scholar of Palestinian art.

Taher Ben Jelloun

Tahar Ben Jelloun is a Moroccan author, poet and painter born December 1st, 1944 in Fez. He started drawing even before writing, however he began painting only in the past ten years.


Zeina Badran

Zeina Badran was born in Tripoli and worked as a self-taught artist for several years before studying fine art at the Lebanese American University.

Ahoo Maher

B. 1990, Tehran, living in Vienna since 2008.

Fatima Al Mazrouie

Fatima Al Mazrouie, born in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. She received a degree in Visual Arts and Design from Zayed University, UAE. Her work seeks to interrogate and notions of womanhood, specifically what it means to be a Muslim woman in the Arab region.

Nadia Jelassi

Nadia Jelassi, born in Tunisia in 1958. Jelassi presented her first works in 1990 at the Biennial of Young Creators from Europe and the Mediterranean at the Museum of Vielle Charité in Marseille, and later in 1992 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Gibellina, Italy and the Metropolitan Museum in Tokyo.

Sami Mohammad

Sami Mohammad is a Kuwaiti artist and sculptor considered one of the pioneers of cultural and artistic movements in Kuwait and throughout the region.

Ayman Baalbaki

Ayman Baalbaki was born in Odeisse in 1975, the same year the Lebanese civil war began. His works tackle the conflict and its aftermath from multiple perspectives, exploring destruction and displacement, loss, identity and collective memory.

Afaf Zurayk

spired and guided by both music and poetry, Zurayk’s drawings explore, in her words, “the fluctuating gradations of emotional experience,” which is reflected in intense painterly markings that capture both movement and flux – a technique that also characterizes her brushwork in both figurative and abstract artworks.

Elie Bourgely

Elie Bourgely was born in 1960 and studied Fine Art and Art History in Beirut and Paris receiving his doctoral studies in Art History followed by a post-graduate diploma (DEA) in Art History (Paris IV University – Sorbonne, Paris – France).

Aula Al Ayoubi

Aula Al Ayoubi was born in Damascus in 1973 and studied mathematics and educational sciences at the University of Damascus.