Interview 

Memories of the Future: Interview with Syrian artist Ghaith Mofeed

Regional Conversations is a series of online articles by the Ruya Foundation, which addresses issues surrounding art and conflict in the wider Middle East. Last summer, Ghaith Mofeed, a young artist from Damascus, buried half of an expired Syrian document beneath the ground in the town of Cuenca, Ecuador. He gathered some of the soil…
Cartoon 

‘Art and Elections’: April Cartoon

The Baghdad-based cartoonist Khudair Alhimyari’s series on culture and Iraq continues. This month’s theme is ‘Art and Elections’. Your Favorite Candidate A gallery invigilator ushers a visitor to the exhibition room. The visitor however, admires a series of election posters: ‘I find the work repetitive, but nonetheless beautiful’.
Cartoon 

‘The Culture of Violence’: March Cartoon

The Baghdad-based cartoonist Khudair Alhimyari’s series on culture and Iraq continues. This month’s theme addresses Iraq’s culture of violence. Toy Shop Practical Life Experience In the cartoon below, a man reads a book entitled The Culture of Violence. In the cartoon below, a parent tells his child “I’ve told you a hundred times not to…
Video 

Donate to the Ruya Foundation

The Ruya Foundation is continuously developing its programme of exhibitions, publications and art projects. Find out more about Ruya’s mission and award-winning activities in this short video. To donate please contact us on [email protected] Video by Sariel Heseltine
Cartoon 

‘Knowledge’: January Cartoon Series

The Ruya Foundation has commissioned the Baghdad-based cartoonist Khudair Alhimyari to produce a monthly cartoon series about culture and Iraq. This month’s theme is ‘Knowledge’.