E-Issue 02 –– NYC Spring 2021
  1. Editor’s Note
  2. What’s On in NYC
  3. Pop(Corn): Zeid Jaouni
  4. You Can Take The Girl Out Of The City 
  5. Rapport: NYC
  6. Kindergarten Records Discuss The Future of Electronic Music
  7. Sole DXB Brings NY Hip-Hop To Abu Dhabi
  8. Wei Han Finds ‘Home’ In New York
  9. Vikram Divecha: Encounters and Negotiations

E-02++ Spring/Summer 2021
OSA Rintaro Fuse Curates “Silent Category” at Creative Center Osaka
AUH “Total Landscaping”at Warehouse 421
TYO “Mimicry of Hollows” Opens at The 5th Floor
TYO Startbahn, Japan’s Leading Art Blockchain Company, Builds a New Art Infrastructure for the Digital Age
DXB There Is A You In The Cloud You Can’t Delete: A Review of “Age of You” at Jameel Arts Centre
BAH Mihrab: Mysticism, Devotion, and Geo-Identity
LDN Fulfilment Services Ltd. Questions Techno-Capitalism on Billboards in London
DXB Ana Escobar: Objects Revisited
TYO BIEN Opens Two Solo Exhibitions in Island Japan and Parcel
CTU/AUH/YYZ Sabrina Zhao: Between Abu Dhabi, Sichuan, and Toronto
RUH Noor Riyadh Shines Light on Saudi Arabia’s 2030 Art Strategy
DXB A Riot Towards Landscapes
DXB A ‘Menu Poem’ and All That Follows
DXB Alserkal Art Week Top Picks 
DXB Permeability and Regional Nodes: Sohrab Hura on Curating Growing Like a Tree at Ishara Art Foundation
AUH Re-viewing Contrasts: Hyphenated Spaces at Warehouse421
DXB There’s a Hurricane at the Foundry

E-Issue 01 –– AUH/DXB Summer 2020 
  1. Editor’s Note 
  2. What’s On in the UAE
  3. Pop(Corn): Hashel Al Lamki
  4. Tailoring in Abu Dhabi
  5. Rapport: Dubai 
  6. Michael Rakowitz From the Diaspora

E-01++ Fall/Winter 2020-21
GRV MIA Anywhere Hosts First Virtual Exhibition of Female Chechen Artists    
DXB Sa Tahanan Collective Redefines Home for Filipino Artists
SHJ Sharjah Art Foundation Jets Ahead on the Flying Saucer
AUH SEAF Cohort 7 at Warehouse 421 
DXB 101 Strikes Again with Second Sale at Alserkal Avenue
DXB Spotlight on Dubai Design Week 2020
DXB Melehi’s Waves Complicate Waving Goodbye
DXB Kanye Says Listen to the Kids: Youth Takeover at Jameel Arts Centre
DAM Investigating the Catalogues of the National Museum of Damascus
AUH Ogamdo: Crossing a Cultural Highway between Korea and the UAE
TYO James Jarvis Presents Latest Collages at 3110NZ
DXB Do You See Me How I See You?
DXB Thaely Kicks Off Sustainable Sneakers
AUH BAIT 15 Welcomes New Member Zuhoor Al Sayegh
MIA a_part Gives Artists 36 Hours to React

UAE Tawahadna Introduces MENA Artists to a Global Community
LHR/CAI Alaa Hindia’s Jewelry Revives Egyptian Nostalgia
DXB Taaboogah Infuses Comedy Into Khaleeji Menswear
DXB Meet Tamila Kochkarova Behind ‘No Boys Allowed’
DXB Alserkal Arts Foundation Presents Mohamed Melehi
AUH/DXB 101 Pioneers Ethical and Curious Art Collecting
AUH Sarah Almehairi Initiates Conversations
DXB Augustine Paredes Taking Up Space
LHR/MCT Hanan Sultan Rhymes Frankincense with Minimalism
BEY GAD Map: Arts & Culture Relief for Beirut

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    NYC Shirin Neshat In Conversation with Sophie Arni and Ev Zverev
    PAR Hottest Spices: Michèle Lamy
    BER Slavs and Tatars: “Pulling a Thread to Undo The Sweater”
   AUH Abu Dhabi Is The New Calabasas

GAD Talk Series ––
    1. What is GAD? 2015 to Now

    2. Where is GAD? An Open Coversation on Migration as Art Practitioners

    3. When the Youth Takes Over: Reflecting on the 2020 Jameel Arts Centre Youth Takeover
   4. Young Curators in Tokyo: The Making of The 5th Floor
    5. How To Create Digital Networks in The Art World?

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Editorial Board 2021-22


Sophie Arni, Editor-in-Chief
Daniel H. Rey, Editor-at-Large
Ev Zverev, Creative Director
Ashraf Mohiy, Editor
Sherry Wu, Editor
Insun Woo, Editor
NiccolòAcram Cappelletto, Editor
Amina Yahia, Design Collaborator



Founder, Editor-in-Chief

Sophie Arni

Based in: Tokyo, Japan / New York City, U.S.

Originally Swiss-Japanese, Sophie was born in Geneva, Switzerland, and grew up between the Middle East, Africa, and Eastern Europe. She founded Global Art Daily in 2015 while in her undergraduate studies at NYU Abu Dhabi and has written exhibition reviews and artist interviews ever since. Her previous experience in the arts include interning for Sotheby’s in London and Christie’s in New York, assisting gallery booths at Abu Dhabi Art and the Armory Show, and interning for the American Friends of the Musée d’Orsay. She is the curator of the East-East: UAE meets Japan exhibition series (2016 - 2021), which she has brought to independent art spaces in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Tokyo, including the NYUAD Project Space, CHI-KA Space, HB Nezu, and Block House. As an editor and independent curator, she is passionate about creating dialogues between different fields of contemporary creative practices and between established art centers and peripheries. Sophie graduated with a B.A. in Art & Art History from NYU Abu Dhabi and obtained an MPhil in Arts Studies and Curatorial Practices from Tokyo University of the Arts.  



Editor-at-Large

Daniel H. Rey

Based in: Abu Dhabi, UAE / Dubai, UAE

Daniel H. Rey is a Paraguayan-Colombian curator based in the United Arab Emirates. He is interested in contemporary art, radio, and artistic exchanges in the Global South. Daniel has recently curated WAW - we are wondering at Dubai's maisan15 and commissioned within the Jameel Youth Takeover. He is part of the audience experience team behind the Engage 101 art collecting platform and is working on the term #YouthCuratingYouth. Daniel was trained in the visual and performing arts in Norway, Germany, the USA, and the Emirates. He has joined initiatives presented with the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi project, Warehouse421, Abu Dhabi Art, Jameel Arts Centre, and Alserkal Avenue. Daniel is a pioneer of microtheater in Abu Dhabi and formerly hosted Jangueo, the city’s only radio show in Spanish via NYU Abu Dhabi's Howler Radio. He graduated from NYU Abu Dhabi with a double B.A. in Theater and Social Research/Public Policy.



Creative Director

Ev Zverev

Based in: New York City, U.S.

Ev Zverev is a Russian filmmaker and photographer based in New York City. He was trained in visual storytelling and graduated from NYU Abu Dhabi with a B.A. in Film and New Media. He also happens to be fluent in Russian, English, and Arabic. His short films include Toothbrush (2016), Monster (2015), and Aphasia (2015) which was shortlisted at the Abu Dhabi Science Imagine Festival (2016). Fun fact: ‘Ev’ in Japanese means artist-samurai and it is pronounced like EV-erything.



Editor

Ashraf Mohiy

Based in: New York City, U.S. / Cairo, Egypt

Ashraf Mohiy is a Swiss-Egyptian doctoral candidate at Columbia University, whose work centers around the emergence of ‘smart cities’ and ‘e-government.’ He has spent the past few years working as an exhibition planner for a Paris-based cultural consulting firm on a number of different museum projects centered around the MENA region.


Editor

Sherry Wu

Based in: Beijing, China / Abu Dhabi, UAE

Sherry Wu (Yongyi) is an artist and curator based in Beijing and Abu Dhabi. A recent graduate of NYU Abu Dhabi, she studied Art & Art History with a concentration in East Asian Art History, more specifically in the history of aestheticizing Japanese tea ceremonies. Wu's practice is transdisciplinary, and includes art historical research, curating, graphic design, as well as film and new media. Wu designed the official hoodie for NYU Abu Dhabi Class of 2021 and she was the Director of Photography for the feature film The Good Woman of Sichuan (2020) directed by Sabrina Zhao. As a curator, she curated the section "Re: jection-flection-born" of the virtual exhibition Hyphenated Spaces: “The Cup and The Saucer” Reinterpreted hosted by Warehouse421, Abu Dhabi. She is interested in all forms of art and has an insatiable desire for originality and auteurism.



Editor

Insun Woo

Based in: New York City, U.S. / Abu Dhabi, UAE / Seoul, South Korea

Born in South Korea, Insun Woo grew up in England, Bulgaria, Korea, Russia, and Japan. She is currently based in Abu Dhabi and New York City. After spending her freshman year exploring various fields—from political science to philosophy to computer science—she is pursuing a B.A in Art & Art History at NYU Abu Dhabi. Currently, her interests lie in creating spaces for those who have been silenced throughout history and fostering learning & dialogues through the arts.



Editor

NiccolòAcram Cappelletto

Based in: Abu Dhabi, UAE

NiccolòAcram Cappelletto is a Postgraduate Research Fellow at NYU Abu Dhabi based in Treviso and Abu Dhabi. After completing his B.A. in Art History with specialisations in Political Science and Heritage Studies, he is conducting research on the connections between heritage and contemporary art in the context of postcolonial Italy. Recently, he collaborated on the Paris Bible Project with NYUAD and the Louvre Abu Dhabi on the study of bible manuscripts from the XIII century. Niccolò worked as a gallery and curatorial assistant with galleries in Venice, Paris, and Abu Dhabi. Interested in decolonial and demodernising practices, he believes in the need to translate into an accessible practice the heavy theoretical frameworks of the present.

Design Team




Design Collaborator

Amina Yahia

Based in: Abu Dhabi, UAE

Amina Yahia is an Egyptian visual artist and designer based in Abu Dhabi. Born and raised in Cairo, her artworks explore womanhood at large and recently focus on how Egyptian women are portrayed. A painter and illustrator by practice, Amina’s interests are now turning to filmmaking and art history. She has lately supported interior and graphic design projects across the MENA region and is currently a third-year student at NYU Abu Dhabi.


Editorial Board 2020-21


Sophie Arni, Editor-in-Chief
Daniel H. Rey, Managing Editor
Ashraf Mohiy, Editor
Ev Zverev, Editor



Founder, Editor-in-Chief

Sophie Arni

Based in: Tokyo, Japan

Originally Swiss-Japanese, Sophie was born in Geneva, Switzerland, and grew up between the Middle East, Africa, and Eastern Europe. She graduated from NYU Abu Dhabi with a B.A. in Art & Art History and from Tokyo University of the Arts with an MPhil in Arts Studies and Curatorial Practices. She founded Global Art Daily in 2015 while studying at NYU Abu Dhabi and has written exhibition reviews and conducted artist interviews ever since. As an arts writer and independent curator, she is passionate about creating dialogues between different fields of the creative industries and between established art centers and peripheries.



Managing Editor

Daniel H. Rey

Based in: Abu Dhabi, UAE / Dubai, UAE

Daniel H. Rey is a Paraguayan-Colombian curator based in Abu Dhabi. A digital native and polyglot, he is interested in coolhunting, radio, and contemporary art. Daniel was trained in the visual and performing arts in Norway and the Emirates. He is part of the Jameel Youth Assembly in Dubai and has joined initiatives presented at the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi project, Warehouse421, and Abu Dhabi Art. Daniel graduated from NYU Abu Dhabi with a B.A. in Theater and Social Research/Public Policy. He advocates for artistic exchanges in the Global South.



Editor

Ashraf Mohiy

Based in: London, U.K. / New York City, U.S. / Cairo, Egypt

Ashraf Mohiy is a Swiss-Egyptian doctoral candidate at Columbia University, whose work centers around the emergence of ‘smart cities’ and ‘e-government.’ He has spent the past few years working as an exhibition planner for a Paris-based cultural consulting firm on a number of different museum projects centered around the MENA region.



Editor

Ev Zverev

Based in: New York City, U.S.

Ev Zverev is a Russian filmmaker and photographer based in New York City. He was trained in visual storytelling and graduated from NYU Abu Dhabi with a B.A. in Film and New Media. He also happens to be fluent in Russian, English, and Arabic. His short films include Toothbrush (2016), Monster (2015), and Aphasia (2015) which was shortlisted at the Abu Dhabi Science Imagine Festival (2016). Fun fact: ‘Ev’ in Japanese means artist-samurai and it is pronounced like EV-erything.

Design Team 



Design Collaborator

Amina Yahia

Based in: Abu Dhabi, UAE

Amina Yahia is an Egyptian visual artist and designer based in Abu Dhabi. Born and raised in Cairo, her artworks explore womanhood at large and recently focus on how Egyptian women are portrayed. A painter and illustrator by practice, Amina’s interests are now turning to filmmaking and art history. She has lately supported interior and graphic design projects across the MENA region and is currently a third-year student at NYU Abu Dhabi.