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

Curated by at Art Dubai 2024 Contemporary

A selection of galleries exhibiting in the Contemporary section from Art Dubai’s 17th edition have chosen a work from their booth. Here’s what they had to say: Efie Gallery: El Anatsui, The Bend in The River, 2022. 125 cm x…

Curated By Menat Art Fair 2023

Curated By Menart Fair 2023  The MENART FAIR is a global exhibition of modern and contemporary art, showcasing works by artists from the Middle East and North Africa, handpicked by highly regarded galleries. These artists hail from countries in the…

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 words, a selected object. Curating often comes after…

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 commercial and institutional contexts. The 2021 edition of…

Terry Rakolta and the United States Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, John Rakolta Jr.

TERRY RAKOLTA, THE ART OF TRUTH

Selections interviews Terry Rakolta, the wife of the current United States Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, to learn more about her museum-standard collection of works from the region and her own ambitions to be an ambassador for Middle Eastern art.…

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. My company NOOR, built one of the most…

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 Beaux-Arts (ALBA). Buchakjian’s research deals with art in…

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 from 2016-2018. Fluent in English, German and French,…

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 of the works and the artists for which…
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, Untitled, 1954. Ink on paper, originally published in…

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