During the Sharjah Art Foundation’s March Meeting 2016, ArteEast had the pleasure of an impromptu visit to the studio of Abdul Rahman Al Maa’ini’s studio on the Foundation premises. Born in Kassab, Oman, Abdul Rahman is a self-taught artist whose work is increasingly being shown in national and international venues.
ArteEast’s Residency initiatives places MENA-based artists in prestigious, career-building, international residencies with our partners throughout the United States. Each of these residencies is strategically conceived to help support artists through various stages and challenges within their career, and to create opportunities for U.S.-based audiences, gallerists, curators, collectors, museum professionals, and artists to encounter and engage with our residents and their work.
ArteEast, in partnership with Residency Unlimited and Sculpture Space, is pleased to announce Dalia Baasiri and Özgür Demirci as Summer 2016 Artists-in-Residence. Dalia Baasiri is a Lebanese visual artist and graphic designer and Özgür Demirci is a Turkish multidisciplinary visual artist.
Curated by Tommy Kriegsmann in association with Adham Hafez of Cairo’s HaRaKa platform, the festival partners with numerous organizations including The Graduate Center, CUNY, Sundance Institute Theatre Lab, ArteEast, Goethe-Institut, New York, and more to present a vast spectrum of work from nearly every country in the region.
ArteEast’s vision is of a thriving and sustainable arts sector in the Middle East and North Africa. Our mission is to deepen international arts engagement and to provide support to MENA-based artists and arts organizations in order to broaden the global audience for contemporary culture from the region....
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