People

Khaled Jarrar

Khaled is an artist and soldier in the Palestinian army based in Ramallah.

Dispatches:

Khaled's Ladder
Tear Down the Wall

Projects:

No Man's Land

Rashad Salim

Rashad is an Iraqi German expeditionary artist living in London.

Projects:

Ark Re-Imgined

Khalid Albaih

Khalid is a Sudanese artist, political cartoonist, illustrator and a writer based in Doha, Qatar.

Dispatches:

We the People

Projects:

We the people

Yazan Khalili

Yazan is a multi-media artist based in Ramallah, Palestinian.

http://www.yazankhalili.com/

Projects:

Palestine USA

John Mireles

John is a photographer and traveler. When he's not driving his road-worn RV across the country, he resides in San Diego.

http://www.jraymondm.com/

Dispatches:

Khaled's Ladder

Projects:

Neighbors

Arwa Al Naemi

Arwa is a Jeddah based artist from Saudi Arabia and co-founder of Pharan Studio.

Dispatches:

Phantom Punch

João Inada

João is a Brazilian documentary filmmaker and multimedia reporter based in Rio de Janeiro. He is a founding member of CULTURUNNERS broadcast team.

http://www.joaoinada.com/

Projects:

Reframe Iran

Matteo Lonardi

Matteo is a photographer, journalist and filmmaker based in New York. He is a founding member of CULTURUNNERS broadcast team.

http://www.matteolonardi.com/

Projects:

Reframe Iran

Ava Ansari

Ava is an artist, educator, and curator from Iran. She is the co-founder of The Back Room. She was a founding curator at CULTURUNNERS before joining the Arab American National Museum in Detroit.

Dispatches:

Straight Out Among the Stars

Brian Zeegler

Brian is an American artist of Lebanese descent currently living and working in New York.

http://www.brianzegeer.com/

Darvish Fakhr

Darvish is an Iranian artist and a painter who grew up in the U.S. He lives and works in Brighton, UK.

http://www.darvish.com/

Projects:

Flying Carpet

Azra Aksamija

Azra is Assistant Professor of the Arts at MIT's Art, Culture and Technology Program in Cambridge, MA.

http://www.azraaksamija.net/

Projects:

Yarn·Dex·Vous

Husam Al Sayed

Husam is a Saudi-based Palestinian filmmaker, musician and founding member of Telfaz 11. He currently lives in Jeddah.

SALAR

SALAR is a Detroit-based Iranian artist, electronic music composer and founding member of the Analog Room.

Deitmar Offenhuber

Dietmar is Assistant Professor at Northeastern University in the departments of Public Policy and Art + Design.

Projects:

Menam Art Map

Henry Hemming

Henry is the a London based writer, journalist and founder of the Offscreen project.

http://henryhemming.com/

Al Braithwaite

Al is a London based conceptual artist and founder of the Offscreen Project.

Stephen Stapleton

Stephen is an artist, curator, and founding Director of Culturunners, Edge of Arabia and The Crossway Foundation.

Dispatches:

Gonzo Arabia
Symbolic Cities

Georgie Weedon

Georgie is a British producer, film director and actress. She co-founded PROJECT ARIADNE to profile and champion women making theatre in conflict affected areas.

Chris Morrissey

Chris is a founding member of the East London based branding & digital agency One Darnley Road. He has been working happily with Offscreen and Edge of Arabia since 2007.

Carol Huh

Carol is the first curator of Contemporary Art at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.

Dispatches:

Symbolic Cities

Ziad Al Sayed

Ziad is the co-founder of the Saudi Art Guide, an unprecedented and first of its kind guide to art and design discovery in Saudi Arabia.

Ahmed Mater

Ahmed is a Jeddah based Saudi Arabian artist, medical doctor and founder of Pharan Studio and Edge of Arabia.

http://ahmedmater.com/

Dispatches:

Symbolic Cities

Projects:

Symbolic Cities

Floor van de Velde

Floor is a Belgian born, South African cross-disciplinary artist and musician. She holds a BFA in Sculpture from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Karina Silvester

Karina is an architect, artist, design researcher, creative thinker, and a maker.

Marko Peljhan

Marko is Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies: Art, Science, Technology, Performance, Digital Media, and Space Art, at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

http://www.ladomir.net/

Projects:

Menam Art Map

Matthew Mazzotta

Matthew is a conceptual artist and lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s program Art, Culture and Technology (ACT).

http://matthewmazzotta.com/home.html

Daanish Masood

Daanish is a community organizer, advisor at the United Nations and founder of The Machine to be Another project.

Lara Baladi

Lara is an Egyptian-Lebanese artist. She has been a board member of the Arab Image Foundation since 1997 and founder of the artist residency Fenenin el Rehal in Egypt’s White Desert.

Kate Busby

Kate is a writer and artist currently living in Barcelona.

Sarah Abu-Abdullah

Sarah is an artist who grew up in Saudi Arabia currently pursuing her MA in Digital Media at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Dispatches:

Phantom Punch
Parallel Kingdom

HAZIM

Hazim is a New York based silkscreen artist and street vendor with a regular spot at 125th Street in Harlem.

Rashed AlShashai

Rashed is a visual artist and a high school art teacher living in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Dispatches:

Phantom Punch
Parallel Kingdom

Ayman Yossri Daydban

Ayman is a Jeddah based Palestinian artist.

Dispatches:

Phantom Punch

Orkan Telhan

Orkan is Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design.

http://www.orkantelhan.com/

Projects:

A Now for Menam

John Steiner

John is a performer, songwriter and visual artist working in audio, sculpture, electronic media and design.

Projects:

Autoluminescence

Madeleine Gallagher

Madeleine is an interdisciplinary artist, technologist and educator at MIT.

Projects:

Autoluminescence

Nick Beauchamp

Nick is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Northeastern University and a member of the core faculty of the NULab for Texts, Maps and Networks.

Projects:

Menam Art Map

Zeinab Shadidi

Zeinab is a conceptual artist who lives and works in Tehran. She holds a MFA in sculpture from Yale school of art.

Tara Sadooghi

Tara is a cultural arts professional who works with the Middle East, India, the United Kingdom and the United States.

John Rosenblatt

John is a TV producer, content developer and cinematographer. He is the owner of Rosey Media.

Anne Katrine Senstad

Anne Katrine Senstad is a multidisciplinary Norwegian artist who lives and works in New York.

http://www.annesenstad.com/

Projects:

The Calligraphy Challenge

Felicia Castro

Felicia is a painter currently studying at New Mexico State University.

Peyman Shafieezadeh

Peyman is an artist living and working in Tehran, Iran.

Dispatches:

This is Just an Image

Projects:

This is Just an Image

Lila Nazemian

Lila is an independent curator and Special Projects Associate at Leila Heller Gallery in New York City.

Dispatches:

Straight Out Among the Stars

Sara Ouhaddou

Sara Ouhaddou is an artist and designer who lives and works between Paris and Morocco.

Dispatches:

Straight Out Among the Stars

Projects:

Straight Out Among the Stars

Taysir Batniji

Taysir Batniji is an interdisciplinary visual artist who divides his time between France and Palestine.

http://www.taysirbatniji.com/

Faisal Samra

Faisal is a Saudi born artist based in Bahrain. He is a founding artist of Edge of Arabia.

Foundland Collective

Foundland is an art, design and research collective, initiated in 2009 by Lauren Alexander and Ghalia Elsrakbi.

foundland.info