Heba Elkayal

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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Arts & Culture Gender

An Iraqi-Born Artist Rejects Identities Imposed on Women

Heba Elkayal | 04 Sep 2019

Hayv Kahraman brings a unique perspective to representations of, and assumptions about, women like herself in a post–9/11 world.

Arab Spring Arts & Culture Politics Protests

The Story of the 2011 Egyptian Uprising Told in Song and Dance

Heba Elkayal | 19 Jun 2019

The musical theater production, “We Live in Cairo,” narrates the events that led to the Tahrir Square protests and the overthrowing of a regime and then, the unraveling of a dream.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Religion

New Waves: How Moroccan Artist Mohamed Melehi Shaped an Aesthetic

Heba Elkayal | 07 Jun 2019

An intimately scaled retrospective of Moroccan artist Mohammed Melehi in London shows how abstract expressionism in the Middle East was culturally inspired.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts

For Emirati Artist Farah Al Qasimi, Her Photographs ‘Filter’ Her World

Heba Elkayal | 24 May 2019

Teaching and working in New York, the artist opens viewers to new possibilities of seeing the mundane with curiosity and wonder.

Arts & Culture Internationalization Liberal Arts

Arab Artists at the World’s Premier Art Event: ‘Art in an Era of Lies’

Heba Elkayal | 17 May 2019

The Venice Biennale displays the strengths of Arab artists working today and some of the political pitfalls that can await them.

Arts & Culture Critical Thinking Liberal Arts Politics Refugees

An Iraqi Artist Explores the Spiritual Echoes of Migration

Heba Elkayal | 10 May 2019

Through animation and painting, Sadik Kwaish Alfraji confronts the human condition of having to leave one’s home and settle elsewhere.

Arts & Culture Critical Thinking Politics

The Artist Kader Attia Mocks Colonial History, then Heals Its Effects

Heba Elkayal | 03 May 2019

The French-Algerian artist explores the way Western countries collected art, nature and artifacts from colonized countries, then tries to repair some of the damage done by such collections.

Arts & Culture Gender Liberal Arts

An Adroit Artist Expresses the Breadth of Female Power and Beauty

Heba Elkayal | 19 Apr 2019

A retrospective of works by Mohammad El Rawas melds lifelong themes with big political questions and allusions to the power of female forms.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Profiles

Emirati Artist’s Playful Exhibition Transcends His Local Environment

Heba Elkayal | 12 Apr 2019

Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim, a key figure in the Emirates’ avant-garde art scene, uses vivid colors in works that blur the line between painting and sculpture.

Arts & Culture Gender Liberal Arts

An Artist Claims Her Place With Sculptural Statements

Heba Elkayal | 22 Mar 2019

The Saudi conceptual artist Filwa Nazer redefines herself in works that explore inner spaces and the “skins” people don to protect them.




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