Event 

Ruya Shop: Ayman Al Amiri’s Alleys (2018)

The Ruya Shop is launching a series of small exhibitions by artists predominantly based in Iraq. This month, Baghdad-based photographer Ayman Al Amiri will present his new work in an exhibition entitled Zuqaq (Alley) which consists of a short documentary film Zuqaq (2018) co-produced by Ruya, alongside a selection of black and white photographs of…
Interview 

Regional Conversations: Osama Khaled’s Science Fiction in Yemen

Osama Khaled is a young filmmaker currently based between Sana’a, Yemen and Berlin, Germany. Khaled’s most recent work, The Helmet, is a science-fiction short set in war-torn Sana’a and is currently in post-production. His earlier short Not Acting Anymore, which traces the lives of two young boys living through the conflict in Sana’a, was screened…
Interview 

Intertextuality, Fusion, Metaphor: Interview with Ali Rashid

Ali Rashid is an Iraqi-born painter and poet based in the Netherlands. Rashid trained at the Institute of Fine Art in Baghdad and later at the Royal Academy of Arts in the Hague. Rashid lived through the Iran-Iraq War and the first Gulf War and his work is a direct response to the ongoing violence…