Heba Elkayal

Heba Elkayal has a master’s degree in modern art history and curation from Columbia University, has served as a consultant and staff member for numerous art collectors, galleries, and an auction house, and was the lifestyle editor for Daily News Egypt from 2008 to 2012.

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Contemporary Art Inspired by Islamic Tradition

Heba Elkayal / 09 Nov 2018 / News

An exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London highlights works by a short list of finalists drawn from a wealth of talent across the Islamic world.

An Istanbul Murder Echoes in the New York Art Scene

Heba Elkayal / 26 Oct 2018 / News

In the wake of Jamal Khashoggi’s death, an effort to raise awareness of Arab art in New York proceeds despite controversy over Saudi Arabia’s financial support.

An Art Exhibition Without Art

Heba Elkayal / 19 Oct 2018 / News

The curators of Past Disquiet, recently shown in Beirut, revisit a landmark 1978 exhibition held in solidarity with the Palestinian cause.

Egyptian Artist Explores Themes of Identity and Belonging

Heba Elkayal / 28 Sep 2018 / News

Ibrahim Ahmed draws on his own multinational experience to make art that challenges societal constructs.

Artists Share ‘Local Histories’ of War and Exile

Heba Elkayal / 30 Aug 2018 / Opinion

Works by two artists from the Middle East, recently shown in New York, reflect on the effects of conquest, past and present.

Samia Halaby: An Artist at Once Palestinian and Universal

Heba Elkayal / 10 Aug 2018 / Opinion

The acclaimed Palestinian-American artist Samia Halaby has stayed connected to the visual and political elements of her homeland while viewing her work as having a broad artistic role.

An Artist Shapes Sculpture From Refugee-Camp Cast-offs

Heba Elkayal / 20 Jul 2018 / News

Born in a Palestinian camp in Beirut, Abdul Rahman Katanani recycles materials commonly found in refugee settlements to make artistic statements about the human spirit.