Nariman Farrokhi was born in Tehran, Iran in 1985. He has created a unique approach to language, using words for visual impact,
favouring simplicity and directness.
Born in Tehran, Iran in 1986, Sepideh Zamani completed her BFA in
Sculpture at the Art University of Tehran. She began her artistic
venture as a graphic designer, working in advertising companies.
Born in 1977, visual artist Muhannad Shono completed his
education from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in
the year 2000 with a bachelor of arts in Architecture. His use of
multiple sleek materials combined and incorporated into natural
and urban spaces defies the conventional frame.
Hussain Sharif is one of the United Arab Emirates’ foremost
conceptual artists, who has contributed widely to the development
of art in his native country, founding the Emirates Fine Art Society
in Sharjah along with his brother, Hassan Sharif, and Mohammed
Kazem, Mohammed Ahmed Ibrahim and Abdullah Al Saadi.
Born in Amman, Jordan in 1938 to a Lebanese father and a Turkish
mother, Mohanna Durra is a Jordanian painter widely regarded as a
pioneer of the Jordanian Arts Movement and for being the first to
introduce Cubism and abstract art into the Jordanian visual arts
Ali Hassan was born in Doha, Qatar in 1956. He has a BA from Qatar University in history, but his long involvement with Arabic calligraphy began in 1972 with work as a calligrapher for several local newspapers.
With more than two decades of experience as a painter, sculptor,
and video artist, Fatima Al Shebani is widely considered a
pioneering contemporary artist in Qatar and the Gulf region.
Born in 1983, Abdulrahman Katanani was raised in the Sabra refugee camps (Beirut, Lebanon). He is a third-generation refugee
since his grandparents fled their hometown, Jaffa in Palestine, settling in Shatila after the Nakba in 1948.
Born in Karaj, Iran in 1987, Mirmohammad Fattahi obtained a
diploma in painting from the School of Fine Arts in Iran, followed by
a BA in painting from Soore Art University of Tehran.