In conversation with Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi Art Breath x SOAS

Art Breath x SOAS

Art Breath x SOAS in conversation with Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

About this event

Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi will be in conversation with Nour Saleh, on the power of art and art from the SWANA region. 

The talk will cover Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi’s work, research in cultural affairs, realising art exhibitions, on founding the Barjeel Art Foundation, adding to the History of Art as we know it and on his lectures on the Politics of Modern Middle Eastern Art.

Please join us for this engaging conversation and Q&A.

How to attend this online event:

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The speakers:

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Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi is a columnist and researcher on social, political, and cultural affairs in the Arab Gulf states. Al-Qassemi is also founder of the Barjeel Art Foundation in Sharjah, UAE. He was an MIT Media Lab Director’s Fellow from 2014 to 2016, a practitioner-in-residence at the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at New York University in spring 2017 and a Yale Greenberg World Fellow in 2018. Al-Qassemi was a visiting instructor at the Council of Middle East Studies at Yale University, the Center of Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University, the American University of Paris, the Islamic Civilization and Societies programme at Boston College and the School of Public Affairs at SciencesPo, Paris. In the Fall 2021 Al Qassemi was appointed as Kuwait Foundation Visiting Scholar, Middle East Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School and Lecturer, School of Arts and Sciences, Brandeis University. Al-Qassemi, along with Todd Reisz is co-editor of Building Sharjah (Birkhäuser, 2021).

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Nour Saleh is the founder of Art Breath, an artist, moderator, writer. She holds a BA from Central St Martins in Fashion Print and an MSc in International Politics from SOAS University. She has worked in several fashion houses. Moderated a panel for Flying Bridges’s Leadership Forum at the OECD headquarters in Paris; has taken part in a variety of projects including 'Art for Life' with The British Red Cross and with Art Breath for Fly the Flag for Human Rights; she developed a series of events on art and politics at SOAS University and an event at University of Oxford Middle East Centre. She started the SOAS Alumni Book Club to continue the conversation after graduation, and is a Fellow at the RSA. 

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