VIEW FROM INSIDE features artists living and working in Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Yemen. Seventeen artists are women.
VIEW FROM INSIDE is the largest collection of Contemporary Arab photography, video and installation work presented in the United States in over ten years. It is accompanied by a six-week program of films, conferences, tours, curatorial forums, fine print auction, collectors events, music and literature events, and children’s educational activities that showcase the culture and history of the region and its peoples.
“VIEW FROM INSIDE casts light on a region whose art and photography, until recently, have not attracted the broad international attention it deserves,” says Lead Curator Karin Adrian von Roques. “The aim of FotoFest 2014′s Arab Programs is to introduce the region’s complex and heterogeneous art scene, and to sensitize viewers to the wide dimensions of the works produced in the region.”
FotoFest 2014 Biennial Arab artists (alphabetized by last name)
Ebtisam AbdulAziz, Khalil Abdul Wahid, Ammar Al Beik, Manal AlDowayan, Shadia Alem, Reem Al Faisal, Sadik Alfraji, Tarek Al-Ghossein, Boushra Almutawakel, Khalifa Al Obaidly, Jowhara AlSaud, Sama Alshaibi, Karima Al Shomely, Sheikh Khalid Bin Hamad Bin Ahmad Al-Thani, Sami Al-Turki, Tammam Azzam, Lara Baladi, Hicham Benohoud, Ayman Yossri
Daydban, Shady El-Noshokaty, Ayman El Semary, Lalla Essaydi, Mounir Fatmi, Lamya Gargash, Abdulnasser Gharem, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Khaled Hafez, Hassan Hajjaj, Rula Halawani, Nermine Hammam, Hazem Harb, Hazem Taha Hussein, Georges Fikry Ibrahim, Noel Jabbour, Ahmed Jadallah, Mohamed Kanoo, Mohammed Kazem, Huda Lutfi, Maha Malluh, Ahmed Mater, Hassan Meer, Samer Mohdad, Youssef Nabil, Ayman Ramadan, Steve Sabella, Faisal Samra, Wael Shawky, Camille Zakharia
Thirteen of the artists are coming to Houston to participate in Biennial programs.