When art meets literature: “It’s a Mad World” by Kuwaiti artist Shurooq Amin


After four years of exile, Shurooq Amin returns to Kuwait “bigger and stronger and louder”. The artist’s long-awaited homecoming show features 18 paintings and one installation that parody both real life and fiction. A triumphant return In March 2012, three hours after Shurooq … Continue reading

6 Kuwaiti performance artists to know


Art Radar profiles 5 Kuwaiti artists who participated at the Contemporary Art Platform in May 2014.

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Kuwaiti artist Shurooq Amin reflects on oppression in Arab society – in pictures


Kuwaiti artist Shurooq Amin, whose work explore the role of Arab women in society, bridges the personal and the political in a new exhibition at Ayyam Gallery Dubai, presenting a new series of mixed-media works that poignantly reflect on social maladies and political injustices.

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Contemporary art in Kuwait in 2012: Top 10 exhibitions, projects – Art Kuwait


To wrap up 2012, online magazine Art Kuwait has compiled a list of the year’s top local exhibitions, representing a broad spectrum of mediums, from painting to sculpture to installation.

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Art Radar’s top four artist picks at Cairo International Biennale


ART BIENNIAL AFRICA EGYPT The opening ceremony of the 11th Cairo International Biennale took place on 21 December 2008. Past versions of this state-organised biennial have been slammed by critics: The 10th edition of the Cairo International Biennale could have very … Continue reading

Kuwaiti print maker Thuraya Al-Baqsami on identity, Kuwait art scene, writing – ART Interview


  KUWAITI ARTIST INTERVIEW This is an abridged version of ART Interview’s talk with Kuwaiti print maker Thurayama Al-Baqsami who is considered one of Kuwait’s most outspoken female artists. For over three and a half decades, Thuraya Al-Baqsami has remained … Continue reading