Teaching and working in New York, the artist opens viewers to new possibilities of seeing the mundane with curiosity and wonder.
The Venice Biennale displays the strengths of Arab artists working today and some of the political pitfalls that can await them.
Through animation and painting, Sadik Kwaish Alfraji confronts the human condition of having to leave one’s home and settle elsewhere.
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.
An Oxford-based project collects aerial and satellite photographs of historically important sites across the Middle East and North Africa.
A retrospective of works by Mohammad El Rawas melds lifelong themes with big political questions and allusions to the power of female forms.
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.
The late Saadallah Wannous explored the meaning of human liberation, both personal and political. His work has been collected now for English speakers.
The Saudi conceptual artist Filwa Nazer redefines herself in works that explore inner spaces and the “skins” people don to protect them.