Barrak Alzaid (b. 1985 Kuwait, MA Performance Studies, NYU) is a writer, curator, and artist, and is the Artistic Director of ArteEast. In this role he has developed and launched a residency initiative, curates a monthly artist talk series, and is the chief editor of the ArteEast online quarterly magazine (which features literary and contemporary art journals as well as a gallery). Recent installation and performance work include Seera Kartooniya [Bushwick Open Studios, 2010] and Diwaniya with Fatima Al Qadiri and Aziz Alqatami [Gwangju Design Biennial 2011]. Curatorial work includes antinormanybody [Kleio Projects, 2011] and Anti-Artist Talks [Performa 11, New York]. His article, “Fatwas and Fags: Violence and the Discursive Production of Abject Bodies” is available in The Columbia Journal of Gender and Law. He is a contributor to Jadaliyya and Ibraaz.
What Is to Be Done ?? ???? ???: Censorship and Transformative Art May 1, 2012 79pm ICI Curatorial Hub This program is presented by ArteEast in collaboration with Independent Curators International The removal of work at the 2011 Sharjah Biennial was met with outrage and indignation amongst the arts community in the Middle East and […]read more »