Art was a saving presence for the multidisciplinary artist Ameera AlAji in her youth. Now she hopes to inspire a new generation of Qatari artists to find a similar freedom.
Who says the genre barely exists in the region? A little detective work turns up plenty of fictional bodies in the libraries of western North Africa.
As the Qatar Foundation’s senior art specialist, Layla Bacha manages an art portfolio that includes major public artworks and museum collections.
The MENA Prison Forum, launched in 2018, researches and documents prisons and prisoners’ experiences across the region. Its resources include art, literature, film and testimonies.
Art helped Zaahirah Muthy get through challenging times in her own life. She launched a series of art therapy workshops in Dubai to help other women do the same.
A sampling of how writers from the Middle East and North Africa responded to the chaos and frustrations of the “Arab Spring” uprisings.
Publishers are showing new interest in creative poetry and fiction by young Palestinians whose works reflect the emotional and physical scars of displacement.
A new art grant from the Misk Art Institute provides major support for artists and could help shift attitudes about careers in art.
Though considered “one of the most significant Arab writers of the twentieth century,” Nazik al-Mala’ika was little known in English. A new bilingual edition creates a fuller portrait of her work.