CURATED BY

Artists, gallerists, collectors, and influential art scene figures are among Selections’ special guests invited each issue to curate a virtual gallery. Curated By is your exclusive access to discover the art world through their eyes

Dr Abdellah Karroum, 2018. Photo by Dimitri Salomao

CURATED BY DR ABDELLAH KARROUM

CROSSING WORLDS, CURATING WORLD Art could be anything imagined as such by anyone able to perceive the world through this same “anything”: a painting, a combination of movements, a group of composed…

Annalisa Rosso, Hypersizing! 2020. Printed textile by Punto Seta, 4 items - 140cm x 220cm. Edition 1+1AP

EXTRAPERLO 2021 – CURATING CURATORS

Founded by Spanish designer Jorge Penadés, EXTRAPERLO is a curatorial platform for the unorthodox. Its goal is to challenge the systems, structures and codes existing in contemporary design, offering progressive alternative beyond…

Basel Dalloul Portrait

CURATED BY BASEL DALLOUL

I’ve founded and run several tech enterprises in the US and the Arab region. I came back to the Arab world from the US in 1999, to develop Internet infrastructure in Egypt.…

Portrait of Gregory Buchakjian. Photo credit Myriam Boulos

CURATED BY GREGORY BUCHAKJIAN | A CABINET OF BROKEN BODIES

Gregory Buchakjian (b. 1971) is an art historian and interdisciplinary visual artist. PhD graduate at Université Paris IV Sorbonne, he is director of the School of Visual Arts at Académie Libanaise des…

Kamiar Maleki

CURATED BY KAMIAR MALEKI

Kamiar Maleki is a collector, curator, fair director, patron and philanthropist with over 15 years’ experience in collecting, curating and managing art projects and fairs. He was fair director of Contemporary Istanbul…

Bruno Corà Portrait

CURATED BY BRUNO CORÀ – THE ART OF SEEING

Bruno Corà, art critic and president of The Foundation Albizzini Collezione Burri in Città di Castello in Umbria, Italy, reveals for the first time the critical methods he utilises in the identification…
Navina Haidar Portrait

CURATED BY NAVINA HAIDAR – LINE: CLARITY AND ENIGMA

Navina Najat Haidar, curator of the metropolitan Museum of Art’s department of Islamic Art, shares with Selections her insight into the magic to be found in a seemingly simple line. Saul Steinberg,…
Albert Boghossian Portrait

CURATED BY ALBERT BOGHOSSIAN

My relation to Art is fundamental in all the aspects of my life, be it personal or professional. My eyes always seek beauty in every element I can encounter, in the architecture…
Salma Tuqan Portrait

CURATED BY SALMA TUQAN

Reflecting introspectively within their country of origin, these designers and makers from across the Arab world create work that is both sustainable and locally relevant. Investing in local economies, their attitudes insist…
Michel Dewilde Portriat

CURATED BY MICHEL DEWILDE – UPWARDLY MOBILE

The Belgian art historian and curator Michel Dewilde has worked extensively with artists from the Middle East and Central Asia since the early 1990s. Here, he Selections about his passion for movement,…

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