Global Art Daily E-Issues Info — Contributors
The following writers have contributed to Global Art Daily from 2015 to today.
In alphabetical order:
*Some biographies might be outdated.
Zeina Abedarbo, DXB
Zeina Abedarbo is based in Dubai and currently works at Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde. She studied at Central Saint Martins and has an Art History degree from the University of Brighton. She is interested in the role of contemporary practice and film making at the intersection of aesthetics and cultural anthropology.
Larayb Abrar, DXB
Larayb Abrar is an arts journalist, cultural critic, and hip-hop fan based in Abu Dhabi. She graduated from NYU Abu Dhabi with a major in Literature and Creative Writing, and minors in Social Research and Public Policy and French Language.
Sarah Afaneh, DXB
Sarah Afaneh is a UAE-based artist and writer who recently participated in “After the Beep” at Satellite, Alserkal Avenue.
Farah Fawzi Ali, DXB
Farah Fawzi Ali is a Filipina-Egyptian researcher and writer based in the United Arab Emirates with a B.A. in Political Science from The American University in Cairo. She is a member of the third iteration of The Assembly at Jameel Arts Centre.
Nada Ammagui, AUH/DCA
Nada Ammagui is a Research Associate (politics, society, and culture) at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington D.C. and currently a first-year MA student in Arab Studies at Georgetown University. She was previously a Postgraduate Research Fellow in the Arts & Humanities at NYU Abu Dhabi conducting research on histories of cultural institutions and contemporary art in Sharjah, UAE. She employs interdisciplinary methods, ranging from ethnography and archival exploration to data analysis and digital mapping, to examine the spatial and temporal dimensions of Sharjah’s art scene. Nada graduated from NYU Abu Dhabi with a B.A. in Arab Crossroads Studies and a minor in Art History.
Christian Barberena, LAX
Christian Barberena is a stylist based in Los Angeles. His past experience includes being assisting Beyonce’s Black is King’s styling team, and co-styling Chloe x Halle, amongst co-styling other published editorial work.
Christopher Benton, DXB/BOS
Christopher Benton is a UAE-based artist and advertising creative director working across photography, film, and installation art. Past work has been presented at museums and institutions across the Middle East, including Alserkal Avenue, the Fikra Graphic Design Biennial, and Jameel Arts Centre. He is currently pursuing his MS in Art, Culture, and Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Anna Bernice, DXB/BLN
Anna Bernice is an independent arts and culture writer, culture researcher and curator based in Dubai, contributing to platforms such as Vice Arabia and Global Art Daily. She’s the co-founder of Sa Tahanan Collective, a UAE-based Filipino art collective dedicated to creating an inclusive artistic platform for Filipino artists in the Gulf.
Emília Vieira Branco, AUH
Emília Vieira Branco studies Theater and History at NYU Abu Dhabi.
Athoub N. Al Busaily, DXB
Athoub N. Al Busaily a Kuwaiti artist currently living in Abu Dhabi. In her work, she investigates the notion of borders, hunting, and the desert environment of Kuwait, often underlined by a tone of irony and the use of visual metaphors. She is currently completing an MA in Art History and Museum Studies at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi.
Blair Cannon, LAX
Blair Cannon is a stylist based in Los Angeles, who has served as Creative Coordinator for Beyonce’s Black is King visual album. Blair’s clients include DVF, Levi's, Khaite, Cadillac and Rockstar, as well as styling starlets such as Chloe x Halle, Audrey Nuna, and Yumi Ni. Her editorial work has been published in magazines V, Puss Puss, Office, Wonderland and Paper among others.
Sarah Daher, DXB/LHR
Sarah Daher is a Lebanese curator, researcher, and writer who graduated with a BA in Theater and Economics from New York University Abu Dhabi and recently completed her Masters in Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art in London. She is a regular contributor to Global Art Daily and co-hosts the Khosh Bosh podcast.
Veronica Hernandez, SHA
Veronica Hernandez was born and raised in Southwest Florida. In middle school, she discovered her love for studying Chinese and art history. After years of self-study and some courses in high school, she joined the inaugural class at New York University Shanghai to major in Global China Studies and to minor in Art History. She is now spending her junior year abroad, first in Buenos Aires then in Florence. In the spirit of Global Art Daily, she has worked in several galleries and other art institutions across three continents and travels extensively to see new art and attend art fairs.
Ji Young Kim, RAK
Ji Young graduated with a B.A. in Arab Crossroads Studies from NYU Abu Dhabi where she studied the Arabic language and conducted research on development of Emirati youth subcultures in Abu Dhabi. Currently, she is working in the norther emirate of Ras Al Khaimah as an Events Specialist.
Tiffany Liu, NYCTiffany Liu was born in the suburbs of Atlanta, USA. Growing up, Tiffany partook in many activities, one being drawing and painting. Art became her preferred mode of communication and is how Tiffany makes sense of society, politics, and her innermost thoughts. Tiffany is a graduate from the NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Studies with a concentration titled "Reimagining Contemporary Art History" focusing on 21st Century Artists and Social Change, incorporating art history with a sociological, philosophical, and political framework. In 2016, she interned under Roselee Goldberg's mentorship at PERFORMA and has, in the past years, been closely working with Afro-Asian art collective BUFU and more specifically with NYC-based Yellow Jacket Collective. She is currently working on her own artistic practice with a focus on performance art.
Harmehar Maini, IXJ
Harmehar Maini is an aspiring curator and art writer born in Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India. After completing her Bachelors from OP Jindal Global University, in Global Affairs, she shortly shifted to UAE to pursue arts and real estate. She has worked with Indian Art Fair, Art Dubai and Devi Art Foundation. She is an avid believer that art can connect to any and every element on the face of the earth be it real estate or politics.
Natalia Sosa Molina, BAI
Natalia Sosa Molina (Naiting So Mo) is an Argentinian textile and clothing designer who graduated from the University of Buenos Aires. She defines herself as a ‘de facto’ curator and art producer. In 2015, she co-founded Chien Noir, a contemporary art gallery together with her partner Luca Decker. The gallery, located in Buenos Aires, focuses on digital art, new media, and audiovisual formats. Chien Noir has organized a number of artist residencies. Natalia specializes in recruiting young emerging artists and works with them in the construction of exhibitions.
Johann C. Muñoz, MIA
Johann C. Muñoz was born in Bogotá, Colombia and is based in Miami, FL. Throughout his career, he has worked on a series of collaborative projects, including DOMESTIC (2019) and Concerto on the River in Washington, D.C. (2019). Exhibitions include Miami Zine Fair (2019), Activist Small Press Fair at Exile Books (2018), 23rd International Biennial in Gabrovo, Bulgaria (2017).
Akimi Ota, TYO
Akimi Ota is an anthropologist, filmmaker, and director based in Tokyo. While completing his PhD in Visual Anthropology from the University of Manchester, he conduct a year-long fieldwork in the Amazonian rainforest in Ecuador and Peru. In 2020, he completed his first feature-length documentary film, titled “Kanarta: Alive in Dreams”.
Alsace Patrone, BAI/NYC
Alsace Patrone was born and raised in the Bay Area, California. She is pursuing a Global Liberal Studies major concentrating in Contemporary Culture and Creative Production and a Social Work minor at New York University. Her artistic experience is rooted in her roles as a sports and fashion photographer (Prep2Prep, WSN) and as a docent and textile conservation assistant at NYU’s Villa La Pietra in Florence. Through her travel and academic study, she continues to grow upon personal interest in museum curation and interactive art. She looks forward to combining her personal and professional interests in ever-increasingly creative and global ways.
Alessia Piacitelli, AUH/DXB
Alessia is an Italian and Russian student at New York University Abu Dhabi where she studies Art History and Economics. She was raised in Russia where she studied Academic Art and Design. Alessia is very interested in the development of the art market in the UAE and she currently interning for Carbon 12 gallery and pursuing a Student Assistantship for NYUAD Art Gallery.
Julia Saubier, PEK
Julia Saubier is a Filipina-French film producer currently based in Beijing. She has written, directed, and produced several short films including the world's first interactive live-action narrative short Two Strangers Meet in a Bar (2015) and Remnants of the Hive (2017), which was selected to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. She graduated with a degree in Social Research and Public Policy and Film and New Media Production from NYU Abu Dhabi, and is currently pursuing a Masters in Chinese Cinema and Economics at Peking University.
Sala Shaker, LHR
Sala Shaker is an art publicist based in London. She graduated from NYU Abu Dhabi and has previously worked for the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair.
Hanan Sultan, LHR
Hanan Sultan is a jewelry designer based between Muscat, Dubai and London, who has previously participated in student collaborative projects with the British Art Medal Society, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Swarovski and Vitsœ. She graduated with a B.A. in Jewelry Design from Central Saint Martins and is currently pursuing her MA in Jewelry and Metal at the Royal College of Art.