Ibraaz would like to congratulate Coline Milliard on her position as UK Editor for Louise Blouin Media. As Managing Editor of Ibraaz, Coline was instrumental in the conception and development of the project and will be greatly missed.
We would like to introduce Laura Allsop as the new Managing Editor of Ibraaz. Laura has extensive experience in arts publishing, and worked at Art Review from 2006-09, before moving on to write freelance for various publications including Frieze, Modern Painters, Art Monthly and Wallpaper. She is also currently a freelance arts reporter for CNN’s international website.
In addition, Ibraaz would like to introduce its new Contributing Editors:
Amira Gad is assistant curator at Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. She was the assistant curator for Miki Kratsman's solo exhibition All about us at the Ursula Blickle Foundation and has been involved in the production of several publications on contemporary art including the artist book One Day by Susanne Kriemann, the catalogue All about us and contributed to the publication Source Book 8: Edith Dekyndt.
Sara Raza is an independent curator and editor for ArtAsiaPacific for West and Central Asia. A former curator of public programmes at Tate Modern, she has written extensively for journals and institutional publications including ArtReview, ArteEast, Bidoun and Contemporary, and is based in London. A member of Performance Studies International, she has lectured and presented papers worldwide. Raza was selected as a curator for ShContemporary and co-curated Shezad Dawood's first North American solo show.
Ghalya Saadawi is an independent writer, editor and researcher based in Beirut. Her writings have appeared in Bidoun, e-flux, Frieze, Nowiswere and Third Text (forthcoming). She was editor of the Sharjah Biennial 10 catalogue Plot for a Biennial and co-editor of Untitled Tracks: On Alternative Music in Beirut with Ziad Nawfal. Saadawi is a PhD student at Goldsmiths University, London where she is researching the discourses and politics of witnessing, testimony and fiction in art practices in Lebanon and more broadly.
Rachida Triki is a professor of Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art at Tunis University, Tunisia, President of the Tunisian Aesthetic Association, Vice President of the International Society of Poetics, and founding member of the Mediterranean Aesthetics Society. She has organised numerous exhibitions, including La part du corps and Proximity at the Tunisian Museum of Art and produced 25 documentary films on Tunisian painters. She has organised international conferences and seminars on arts and aesthetics and her publications include L'image, ce que l'on voit ce que l'on crée and Paintings at Hasdrubal.
The Future of a Promise catalogue, published by Ibraaz on the occasion of the exhibition presented at the 54th Venice Biennale, is now available at the Serpentine Gallery, Tate Modern and art bookshops throughout London, and online at Amazon.
Fully illustrated catalogue with essays by Anthony Downey, Lina Lazaar, Samir Kassir and Rachida Triki, an interview with renowned Muslim scholar Mohamed Talbi and Ibraaz Platform 001: What do we need to know about the MENA region today?
The Future of a Promise, catalogue details, 2011.