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The aim of Ruya is to support culture in Iraq, and build cultural bridges with the world.
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Venice Biennale 2013
Ruya Foundation for Contemporary Culture in Iraq (RUYA) is an Iraqi registered non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in 2012 by Iraq art and culture enthusiasts with the aim of aiding and enriching culture in Iraq, and building cultural bridges with the world.
RUYA was officially registered by the Iraq Commission for Civil Society Enterprises (reg no. 1B75468). It has a charter that was approved by the relevant authorities, a board of directors and a board of advisors.
The foundation’s initial goal is to promote culture in Iraq at a time when priorities are focused elsewhere, and to build a platform that will enable Iraqis in the arts, the young in particular, to benefit from, and participate in international events. In addition to supporting local projects, its aim is to create a network of intercultural events that can contribute to the development of civil society in Iraq. It is also committed to nurturing a multicultural dialogue through the arts.
Ruya is the official commissioner of the Iraqi National Pavilion at the 55 La Biennale di Venezia 2013. For more information please check: www.theiraqpavilion.com.
Other projects include “Baghdad Night”, a short animation film noir produced by Baghdad based Furat al-Jamil
Pavilion of Iraq at the 55th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia
The Ruya Foundation for Contemporary Art in Iraq (RUYA), commissioners of the official Iraq Pavilion at the 55th International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia, are pleased to announce Curator Jonathan Watkins will present Welcome of Iraq, a group exhibition of works by contemporary Iraqi artists from June to November 2013 at the Palazzo Dandolo, Grand Canal, Venice.
As we are a Not for Profit organization, we survive on donations. If you would like to support us, please contact Reem, firstname.lastname@example.org
Headquarters: House No. 27, Street No. 4, District 609, A-Mansour, Baghdad, Iraq
Postal Address: Halaskargazi Cad. No. 103/7A, 34380 Osmanbey, Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: +964 781 230 6547