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Ruya Lab #4: Photography

The Fourth Ruya Lab was a day-long seminar about printing, editioning and exhibiting photography for the international art market. The workshop took place ahead of ‘Calling Calouste’ an exhibition of new Iraqi photography commissioned by Ruya, which opens on October 1 2016 at the Gulbenkian Building in Baghdad. Six of the eight photographers participating in…

5th Çanakkale Biennial Cancellation

We regret that the 5th Çanakkale Biennial, which was scheduled to open on 24 September, has been cancelled due to developments within a political agenda that is contradictory to the basis of the Çanakkale Biennial Initiative (CABININ). We are saddened by the turn of events and our thoughts are with the organisers and artists involved…

Back to School: September Cartoon Series by Khudair Alhimyari

We have commissioned weekly cartoons by Iraqi caricaturist Khudair Alhimyari. This month’s theme is Back to School, and the artist will be commenting on the art schools and other educational institutions in Iraq, which suffer from a lack of funds. Below is a comment on artistic originality. In the cartoon below, the teacher tells his…

Projects

Ruya partners with 5th International Çanakkale Biennial

The Ruya Foundation has partnered with the 5th International Çanakkale Biennial, in Turkey, to show new work by artists Akam Shex Hadi and Salam Atta Sabri. Opening on 24 September 2016, this six-week exhibition will explore the theme of Homeland. Both artists have been commissioned by the Ruya Foundation to produce new work around this…

Non-profit booth Art16

As part of our efforts to create international opportunities for, and foster recognition of, Iraqi contemporary artists working both in Iraq and abroad, we took part as a non-profit booth at Art16 art fair in London. We presented work by 12 contemporary Iraqi artists working across a range of media including painting, photography, ceramics, textile,…

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Ruya Foundation at Art16

As part of our efforts to create international opportunities for, and foster recognition of, Iraqi contemporary artists working both in Iraq and abroad, we took part as a non-profit booth at Art16 art fair in London. The partnership with Art16 provided commercial opportunities for Iraq based artists who are otherwise disenfranchised from the art market.…
Dilan Abidin, Forbidden (detail), 2013. Courtesy of the artist.
News 

Participation at Art16, London, 19-22 May

The Ruya Foundation is pleased to announce its participation as a non-profit exhibitor in Art16 at Olympia, London from 19 – 22 May 2016. Please join us for drinks at our booth from 6.30-9pm on 19 May. Works will be on display by 12 artists working across a range of media including painting, photography, ceramics,…