ISCP TalkJanuary 26, 2016
Panel discussion: Raja'a Khalid with Giuseppe Moscatello
Raja’a Khalid, ISCP resident artist from Dubai, will be joined by Giuseppe Moscatello (Director, Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah) to explore a range of subjects, starting with Khalid’s artistic practice, expanding to discuss the local and international art activities of the Maraya Art Centre, and ending with a general discussion among both panelists. Khalid’s work explores contemporary narratives of class, luxury and heritage from the Arabian Gulf region. She will present earlier works as well as her own ongoing research into the Gulf’s motifs of soft power, its olfactive landscapes and its particular articulations of ‘culture.’
Raja’a Khalid (born 1984, Saudi Arabia) is a Dubai-based artist and writer. She received her MFA in Fine Art from Cornell University, where she was also the recipient of the Cornell Council for the Arts Grant in 2013.
Giuseppe Moscatello is an artist and art producer living in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, who graduated from the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Rome in 2003. He is the Director of the Maraya Art Centre, a non-profit art space located in Sharjah, which is also home to the Maraya Video Archive and the Maraya Art Park.