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Naima Morelli


Naima Morelli is an arts and culture writer with a particular interest in contemporary art from the Middle East, North Africa and the Asia-Pacific region. She is also the author Arte Contemporanea in Indonesia, un’introduzione and The Singapore Series: a contemporary art reportage

Palestinian artist and activist Samia Halaby shares her constant research for beauty in the face of the political struggle for the liberation of Palestine.

19 January, 2024

Bringing together 154 premier galleries from 34 countries and territories at the Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris Art Week transformed the capital city into a global showcase of creativity, but not of awareness as any focus on Gaza went amiss.

09 November, 2023

Fruits weave together ancestral longing, anchoring us to home. 'Double Blessings' is an exploration of four artists who are connected to Palestine. Their art tells stories of consumption and lineage, with food as a common but diverse language.

31 August, 2023

Palette gives an intimate understanding of history and geography. The New Arab spoke with Libyan-Egyptian artist Marwa Benhalim about her project, "Meals of Celebration and Meals of Death", and why interrogating food culture helps unravel difference.

03 August, 2023

Nabil Anani is one of the founders of the contemporary Palestinian art movement. Currently on exhibition at Zawyeh Gallery, Nabil's works highlight Palestine's folkloric culture and seek to foster national pride beyond Israel's 75-year occupation.

22 June, 2023

Libyan curator Wareda Elmehdawi seeks to shed light on the richness of Libyan art history through her family’s work with the historical Tripoli Art House.

23 May, 2023