Selections is a quarterly magazine with high quality content on all subjects related to Art, Culture, Design, and Style.

Full of world-leading artworks, exquisite brand imagery, original creative illustrations and insightful written articles, Selections provides readers with inspiring cultural information about art, design, fashion and the pleasures of living well.


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  • Anastasia Nysten
    Anastasia Nysten Editor-in-chief

    Born in Ottawa, Canada to a Lebanese Mother and a Finnish father, Anastasia Nysten grew up in Finland, France and Lebanon. She received her Masters degree in Industrial Design from ALBA (Academie Libanese des Beaux-Arts) in Beirut during which time she was working at Karen Chekerdjian design studio. After Graduation she moved to London to be part of Lighting designer Michael Anastassiades’ team where she stayed over three years. As of 2015, Anastasia has been editor of Selections magazine in Dubai, UAE where she now lives and works.

  • Rima Nasser
    Rima Nasser Publisher and Founder

    Rima Nasser is the Publisher and Founder of Selections Publishing House.


  • Maija Rudovska
    Maija Rudovska Author

    Maija Rudovska’s practice is shaped by independent curation, research, art criticism and writing. The focus of her work is inter-mediation and stimulation of relationships between spaces, contexts and institutions. She has worked extensively in the Baltic-Nordic region, curating exhibitions and projects at kim? Contemporary Art Centre (LV), Moderna Museet Malmö (SE), Contemporary Art Centre Vilnius (LT), The Living Art Museum (IS), etc. She has written for FlashArt, Calvert, Guardian, International Awards for Arts Criticism, Echo Gone Wrong and other published and online media. Rudovska is based in Riga (LV).

    • Marwan Naaman
      Marwan Naaman Author

      Over the course of a 20-year career, Marwan has written for the likes of Fodor’s, Businessweek, Monocle, Harvey Nichols, and eHealth Insurance, in a variety of fields that range from lifestyle, travel, design, and art to finance and medicine. He spent 12 years as Editor-in-Chief of Aïshti Magazine (later renamed A Magazine), which he launched, transforming it into the most successful luxury lifestyle publication in the Middle East

      • Anya Stafford
        Anya Stafford Author

        Anya Stafford is a writer living between the UAE and Ireland. She has over 15 years’ experience as an online editor and writer for the likes of Google, Sony, Deezer and City Arts Centre Dublin. She recently completed first year of the MFA in Media through the National College of Art and Design, and before that the MSc in Interactive Digital Media in Trinity College, both in Dublin. Her ongoing research focuses on systems of art, and the aesthetics of ecosystems.

        • Miriam Dunn
          Miriam Dunn Author

          Miriam has worked in publishing houses across Europe and the Middle East for over 20 years, in roles ranging from writer and copy-editor to proof-reader. Having relocated to the UK, she is delighted that the digital era allows her to continue working remotely, despite being something of a technophobe.

          • Guillaume Cuiry
            Guillaume Cuiry Author

            Born in Paris in 1960, Guillaume Cuiry is a 20th century design specialist and expert of La Compagnie des Experts Français en Antiquités for the 1920s, 1930s and Design. With more than 30 years experience in Europe as a 20th century art design dealer and collector, he launched La Galerie Nationale, the famous Middle Eastern 20th century art design gallery in 2011 from Dubai. As an expert, curator, consultant and advisor, he is also a frequent speaker, contributor to publications and interior committee award member.

            • Jareh Das
              Jareh Das Author

              Jareh Das, MA Ph.D. is a Curator/Researcher and Writer who has worked on a variety of curatorial projects encompassing exhibitions, art fairs, consultation, sales and public programming (talks, events, and education) in international cities including Berlin, Lisbon, London, Dubai, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Middlesbrough, and Tehran.

              • Anna Seaman
                Anna Seaman Author

                Through a piece of visual art you can learn about history, politics, religion, love, science, music and a whole host of other subjects including personal stories. For Anna Seaman, as a writer, it is a joy and a passion to set herself the challenge of writing about visual art and the messages that artists wish to convey with their work. Currently, Anna runs her own online portal featuring art-related news, reviews and features and prior to that she was the visual arts writer at The National newspaper with headquarters are in Abu Dhabi. Anna is from the UK and has been living in the Middle East for 10 years.

                • India Stoughton
                  India Stoughton Author

                  India Stoughton graduated from the University of Edinburgh with an MA in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies. During her course she spent a semester studying in Damascus, where she developed a deep interest in Syrian, Lebanese and Iraqi art and culture. Having traveled extensively in the Middle East, spending time in Morocco, Turkey, Jordan, Iraq and Qatar, as well as Syria, she is currently based in Lebanon, where she works as an art and culture reporter.

                  • Corinne Martin
                    Corinne Martin Author

                    Corinne Martin is a Lebanese-American writer, artist, curator, and independent art consultant in Dubai. She is a graduate of the University of Houston Fine Arts Program. She has curated exhibitions, had her art exhibited across the Middle East, and has interviewed the region’s most successful creatives.

                    • Dorian Batycka
                      Dorian Batycka Author

                      Dorian Batycka is an independent curator, art critic and D.J. currently based Berlin. Previously, he was curator of contemporary art at Bait Muzna for Art Film in Muscat, Oman, and assistant curator for the first ever Maldives National Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale. He has contributed to numerous publications, including Hyperallergic, Art and Education, Frieze Blog and Nero. He can be found on Twitter and Instagram: @temp_projects

                      • Jennifer Hattam
                        Jennifer Hattam Author

                        Jennifer Hattam is an Istanbul-based journalist whose writing on arts and culture, environmental and social issues, food and travel has been published by CityLab, Culinary Backstreets, Discover, Disegno, Lonely Planet, Sierra, the Thomson Reuters Foundation and various other outlets. She can be found on Twitter as @TheTurkishLife.

                        • Laura Egerton
                          Laura Egerton Author

                          Laura Egerton is a Dubai-based art historian, writer and curator. She was one of the founding team behind Art Dubai, where she ran education programmes, selected art projects and was curator of the Abraaj Group Art Prize for its first five years. She holds MAs in art history from Cambridge University and the Courtauld Institute of Art.

                          • Maggie Jonk
                            Maggie Jonk Author

                            Maggie Jonk is a designer, Middle Eastern Fashion researcher, sustainable design disciple and curation student. After completing a MA in Fashion at Ryerson University in Canada, she moved to Dubai. Co-founder of OE-O, a multi-disciplinary design studio, her work focuses on the relationship between art and design, and how it manifests regionally.

                            • Vanessa Gravenor
                              Vanessa Gravenor Author

                              Vanessa Gravenor is a writer and artist based in Berlin. She has written for N.Paradoxa, ArtSlant, Sleek Magazine, EXPO (Chicago), and Bad at Sports. She was the assistant editor for the book the Proxy and Its Politics: On Power and Subversion, Archive books, 2017. When she’s not writing she is making videos on the entanglement of cybernetics and trauma. Her bot form can be found on twitter as @femmepicaro


                              • Yasmina Nysten
                                Yasmina Nysten Illustrator

                                Yasmina Nysten is a painter, writer and photographer. From New York to Qatar she has shown her photography, illustration and painting. Born and raised in Helsinki, she has lived in Cannes, Beirut and Brooklyn. After a Bachelor’s degree from ALBA University, Beirut, she is currently earning her Master’s from the acclaimed Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. In her spare time, Yasmina has been known to trip the lights fantastic and ride her hot pink motorcycle around the hood.

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