Contemporary art & art markets

My research in contemporary art focuses on artists, who intervene in hegemonic discourses, social injustices and political movements. Most of my experience is with artists working in and from the Middle East, although I have recently focused on artists and artistic movements elsewhere.

My art market research interests lie in the markets of the Global South, transnational relations between Global South art markets, and the Middle Eastern art market.


Construction Workers Silhouette

When Workers Toil Unseen, Artists Intervene: On the In visibility of Labor in the Arabian Gulf States


Visual Anthropology 32 (3-4): 265–86.

doi: 10.1080/08949468.2019.1637672.4

Art Gallery

Local, Regional, Global: An Investigation of Art Dubai’s Transnational Strategies


Arabian Humanities (7).

doi: 10.4000/cy.3250

Red Light Art

Conference Paper

European Association for Social Anthropologists, July 2020