Shabnam Yousefian was born in Tehran, Iran in 1982. She started drawing and painting at age seven and pursued oil painting professionally at age sixteen under the supervision of a prominent instructor. After graduating high school, Shabnam capitulated to social expectations and attended Azad University in Tehran to study Microbiology. However, she continued painting and […]
ArteEast is pleased to announce the launch of our 2017 online benefit auction, hosted on the Al Bahie platform. The auction, featuring 29 works of art by artists from the Middle East and North Africa and their diasporas, will provide major support to ArteEast’s programs to support contemporary creative expression in the MENA region, including […]
George Mason University is pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings by artist Rashwan Abdelbaki from October 16, 2017 – December 2, 2017. An artist’s reception and gallery talk will take place October 25th, 5-7:30 p.m. Abdelbaki was an ArteEast-sponsored Artist-in-Residence from January-September 2017, in partnership with the Institute for International Education’s Artist Protection Fund. […]
ArteEast is pleased to announce a search for an Artistic Director to help lead our grassroots, but wide-reaching efforts to promote the artists and contemporary arts of the Middle East. We are seeking an energetic, part-time Artistic Director to lead the organization into a new phase of public outreach and growth. This is a high-profile […]
In February, Aicon Gallery opened its doors for Seed for History and Form—Tebhaga, a group exhibition organized by Sumesh Sharma, presenting works by a roster of international artists. The exhibition includes works by Amadou Badiane, Richard Bartholomew, Jyoti Bhatt, Biren De, Haren Das, Aurélien Froment, Laxma Goud, Somnath Hore, M. F. Husain, Mohammad Omar Khalil, Rachid […]
Institutional leaders say such restrictions would have grave consequences on exhibitions, research and the future of cultural exchange Artists, curators and leaders of top US museums are anxiously awaiting President Trump’s revised executive order on immigration—and they are prepared to vigorously protest against the new administration’s isolationist policies. The latest order, which was being […]
Join us Thursday, March 2nd at the Metropolitan College of New York for a talk with ArteEast Artist-in-Resident Rushwan Abdelbaki.
ArteEast congratulates our residency alumni Dalia Baassiri and Lara Tabet for being among the artists whose work will be shown at the Lebanese Foundation for the National Library! In a collaboration with Galerie Janine Rubeiz, the Foundation presents "Bitasarrof", an exhibition that gathers the work of 55 renowned Lebanese artists, launching Saturday, October 15th and on display through Sunday, November 13th.
ArteEast is pleased to announce that our Summer 2016 sponsored Artist-in-Residence Özgür Demirci has been named as the winner of Odeabank’s O'art Art Prize for 2016. Odeabank, a subsidiary of Lebanon’s Bank Audi, established the prize as part of its mission to support the work of outstanding young artists.
ArteEast Managing Editor Mirene Arsanios interviews writer, curator and former ArteEast Artistic Director Rasha Salti about the Quarterly Magazine and its history