News: Diriyah Biennale Foundation announces Hajj Terminal in Jeddah as the location for first-ever Islamic Arts Biennale

Curatorial Team from left to right: Sumayya Vally, Dr. Julian Raby, Dr. Saad Alrashid, Dr. Omniya Abdel Barr, Diriyah Biennale Foundation Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, 6 June 2022: The Diriyah Biennale Foundation (DBF) is proud to announce that the inaugural edition of the Islamic Arts Biennale will take place at [...]

New Instagram Guest Curator: Almoatasem Bellah Haggag

We are very happy to introduce our next Instagram guest curator, Almoatasem Bellah Haggag, who will be curating a series called "Cairo Inside Out". Almoatasem Bellah is an electrical engineer by training and a self-taught, avid photographer, based in Cairo. Having studied Islamic geometry for more than 3 years, he [...]

Suzan Abed: A New Instagram Series on Architecture in Iran

Follow us on Instagram (barakat_org) for a new series of images of Iran by Suzan Abed. Suzan is currently a doctoral student in the Faculty of Archaeology at the University of Fayoum. Her research is about The urban changes and the built environment in Iranian cities in the era of [...]

Instagram Guest Curator: Bernard O’Kane

We are happy to announce our new Instagram guest curator: Professor Bernard O'Kane, who is curating a series of images of tile work from the Islamic world starting February 1. Bernard O'Kane is a professor of Islamic Art and Architecture at The American University in Cairo. He has authored several [...]

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