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

Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath

CURATED BY SAM BARDAOUIL AND TILL FELLRATH – ON THE IMPORTANCE OF CONTEXT

Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, co-founders of multi-disciplinary curatorial platform art reoriented, share a selection of artworks that have inspired their curatorial approach Going beyond conventional art historical and geographical classifications is…
Dr Cliff Lauson by Tricia de Courcy Ling

CURATED BY DR. CLIFF LAUSON – ON MINDFULNESS.

Dr. Cliff Lauson, senior curator at Hayward Gallery in London, shares his thoughts on art as a glimpse into the artist’s mind and a catalyst for reflection It could be said that…
Catherine de Zegher Portriat

CURATED BY CATHERINE DE ZEGHER – WOMEN’S WORK

Prominent Belgian curator, art critic and art historian Catherine de Zegher tells Selections about her work with inspiring women artists, the importance of juxtaposing historical and contemporary work to create “an archeology…
Sheikh Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi Portrait

CURATED BY SHEIKH SULTAN SOOUD AL QASSEMI

Sheikh Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, a respected commentator on Arab Affairs, is also the founder of The Sharjah-based Barjeel Art Foundation, an organisation that seeks to promote art from across the Arab…
Portrait of Venetia Porter.Photo Hanaa Malallah with her work in the background. Triangle Gallery,London,February 2013

CURATED BY VENETIA PORTER – HOOKED ON ISLAMIC HISTORY

I was born and brought up in Lebanon. My nanny was Syrian and my mother surrounded herself with artists. When it came to what to study at university, it was obviously Arabic,…
Leila Heller Portrait

CURATED BY LEILA HELLER

Art to me is beyond a purely aesthetic appeal or financial value, it is also an immediate feeling and reaction. Since I was a young child, I have been surrounded and inspired…
Adriano Berengo © Hugo Thomassen

CURATED BY ADRIANO BERENGO

Adriano Berengo, a true Venetian, lives and works in Venice. He holds a foreign languages degree from Ca’ Foscari University (Venice), and he also specialised in comparative literature at a New York…
Edward Gibbs Portrait

CURATED BY EDWARD GIBBS – PARADISE AS A GALLERY

As Jorge Luis Borges imagined paradise as a kind of library, my paradise is a gallery filled with my favourite artworks. To narrow it down to just 11 is already a compromise.…
Linda Komaroff Portriat

CURATED BY LINDA KOMAROFF – FORGING CONNECTIONS

Linda Komaroff, curator of Islamic art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, shares her personal thoughts on 12 pieces from the museum’s collection Much has been written, and many words spoken,…

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NEDIM KUFI | DIARY OF AN ARTIST IN INTERESTING TIMES

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MARIA CRISTINA DIDERO’S FESTIVE SEASON WISHLIST

I have always been fascinated by small objects. Speaking about…

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WORKS ON PAPER – WINTER EDITION

WORKS ON PAPER – WINTER EDITION

Afra Al Dhaheri, Tasreeha, 2020. Photo credits to Ruzai Han

ABU DHABI ART | BEYOND: EMERGING ARTISTS

Beyond: Emerging Artists programme is curated by Maya El-Khalil, who…

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